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Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

November 26, 2018

The ongoing battle between Chicago and big tobacco companies and e-cigarette distributors has intensified after a Nov. 12 announcement of a lawsuit against multiple retailers.City attorneys filed a lawsui...

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

Tobacco ordinance to crack down on e-cigarette use

April 30, 2018

Chicago tobacco stores will soon have to post additional health information signage after City Council agreed the measure was necessary to increase awareness of products’ health risks.City Council unanimo...

Bad Axe Throwing, 165 N Loomis St., hosts a corporate party for Cardno ChemRisk, an engineering consultant company, March 29.

Nontraditional nightlife options give bars the axe

April 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, a typical night out for college-age drinkers might have included hopping from bar to bar, ordering cheap beer and recycling conversations until the night expired. Today, a night out mi...

Featured Artist: Rebecca Brunner | The Columbia Chronicle

November 17, 2014

Sophomore music major Rebecca Brunner talks about her new video series "At a Glance" and how Columbia has opened doors for her as a singer/songwriter. Brunner has performed covers of top artists, such a...

The rebirth of Columbia’s Record Label

November 3, 2014

Junior Business & Entrepreneurship Damian Keehn speaks about the “Arts & Entertainment Media Management”, class and Columbia’s record label. He said he hopes to bring awareness of the label and...

Mike Fornari (left) and Caleb Hiltunen (right) perform with Friday Pilot’s Club on Oct. 8 at Rock Against Rape.

Rock Against Rape concert educates through music

October 13, 2014

In an ongoing effort to raise awareness about sexual assault on campus, the office of Student Activities and Leadership hosted its second Rock Against Rape concert Oct. 8 at the Quincy Wong Center in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. More than 180 people filled the venue for the con...

Mayor Emanuel announced new legislation in effort to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses in Chicago at a press conference on Sept. 24.

Mayor disagrees with challenger on Marijuana Legalization

October 6, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the state legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses, which received an unexpected response from Karen Lewis, a possible mayoral candidate, saying she wanted...

Park smoking ban more political than effective law

By Editorial Board

September 22, 2014

Chicago followed in the footsteps of other major cities such as Boston and New York City when the Chicago Park District Board passed a resolution Sept. 10 to ban smoking in the city’s 580 parks.Violators will face a $500 fine if caught smoking within 15 feet of Chicago’s parks, beaches, harbors and playgrounds, as reported Sept. 15 by The Chronicle. Electronic cigarettes, cigars and vaporized substances are also inclu...

The new ordinance that bans smoking in parks, harbors, beaches and playgrounds immediately goes into effect and imposes a $500 fine on all people who violate the ban. 

Get your butts out of Chicago’s parks

September 15, 2014

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Sept. 10 that bans smoking within 15 feet of beaches, playgrounds, harbors and parks.The new ordinance, which immediately goes into effec...

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American Heart Association advocates for e-cigarette regulation

September 8, 2014

The American Heart Association released its first policy on e-cigarettes Aug. 24, stating that e-cigarettes threaten to “addict the next generation of smokers.” The AHA said it based its position on the limi...

Quinn signs campus-wide smoking ban

Joanna Debska, 26, an accounting major at University of Illinois at Chicago, said she thinks there should be a compromise between the two extremes, such as enforced smoke-free zones.

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

College smokers have something new to wheeze about this semester.Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Smoke Free Campus Act Aug. 17 to ban smoking on all state-funded public college and university campuses, part of Q...

Illinois receives failing marks for tobacco reform

By Elizabeth Earl

January 28, 2013

While Illinois has received praise from public health groups for raising its cigarette excise tax by a dollar last year, one expert predicts the tax hike will spur out-of-state purchases and possibly even promote smuggling.In its State of Tobacco Control 2013 report released Jan. 16, the American Lung Association gave  Illinois low scores in some categories, including a C in cigarette taxes on an A–F scale, but the state...

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