The Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on Tobacco 21 on Wednesday, November 14th
The Tobacco-free Living Hub needs your help!
As you may have heard, a Tobacco 21 bill passed the Illinois Senate and House but was vetoed by the Governor in August. But that doesn’t mean our work is done! Next Wednesday, the Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on a Tobacco 21 policy for Suburban Cook County. This legislation would include Proviso Township. We need your support to let the committee know that this legislation is important!
Contact your Commissioner by clicking here, and let them know why you think Tobacco 21 is an important policy that will save lives!
Young adulthood is a critical age for smoking initiation with 95% of smokers starting before age 21. We can limit youth access to tobacco by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. Preventing smoking means fewer long-term smokers, reducing the overall smoking rates, saving lives and saving money. Let the Cook County Board know that Tobacco 21 will save lives and save the county millions in future health care costs.
If you have any questions, reach out to Lesli at email@example.com or 312-628-0208.
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The villages of Broadview and Maywood were both selected to receive grant money from Cook County to fund critical infrastructure projects.
The grants were awarded through the 2018 Invest In Cook program, which identifies projects within the county that align with the county’s Long Range Transportation Plan.
The county granted Maywood $200,000 to help pay for roadway improvements along 19th Avenue, from Madison Street to St. Charles Road. The grant funds will pay for phase 1 engineering services, which include utility reviews, lighting analysis and an environmental survey. Click for rest of the story...
Tobacco-Free Living Meeting Sept. 19, 2018
Proviso Partners for Health’s Tobacco-free
Living Hub will host its next hub meeting on
Wednesday, September 19, from 6-7pm
in the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave.
At the meeting, we plan to discuss our next steps as a hub following Governor Rauner’s decision regarding the statewide Tobacco 21 bill, which should happen by the end of August.
Please invite residents and organizations you think may be interested in attending. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you plan to attend, please contact Lesli Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-628-0208.
SB 2332, or Tobacco 21, would raise the minimum age to purchase ALL tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. This legislation was just sent to Governor Rauner for his consideration. He needs to hear from you NOW! Please send a message and urge Governor Rauner to sign SB 2332 – T21.
Smoking kills more than 18,000 Illinois adults each year. Research shows that approximately 95 percent of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21, and about 80 percent first try it before age 18. By increasing the age to 21, we decrease access to tobacco products for teens and can stop the next generation from ever starting.
The time is now for Illinois to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21! Act now and urge the Governor to sign Tobacco 21 into law!
Voice your Opinion
Governor Bruce Rauner
Office of the Governor
207 State House Building
Springfield, IL 62706
You can also submit a comment through the form on his website
Proviso Partners For Health
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