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Accomplishments for the 2019 Spring Legislative Session:

  • Tobacco 21 which raises the age to purchase tobacco products from 19 to 21. Effective Date 7/1/19
  • $1/pack cigarette tax increase on top of the highest in the country tax in the City of Chicago at $7.17. The state tax will now be $2.98/pack and in Chicago the tax will be $8.17/pack. Effective Date 7/1/19
  • Defined e-cigarettes as Tobacco Products & licensed e-cigarette retail stores as Tobacco Retail Stores. Effective Date 7/1/19
  • Implemented a 15% of wholesale cost tax on e-cigarettes, device and liquid. Effective date 7/1/19
  • Prohibited smoking in vehicles with anyone under the age of 18. Effective Date 1/1/20
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