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On the 10 year anniversary of passing a bill to prohibit smoking in restaurants, office buildings and other places some state lawmakers want to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21. The American Lung Association’s Kathy Drea says retailers will lose out on some business but it’s a sale worth not making.

You can now buy and possess tobacco when you’re 18 in Illinois. The city of Chicago already has a local ordinance that establishes 21 as the smoking age. 

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