Proviso Partners For Health News:
Cook County Passes Tobacco 21!!
A big thank you to everyone who called and emailed your commissioners to encourage them to support Tobacco 21. This is a big win and an important step towards saving lives and reducing the burden of tobacco use in Proviso communities and beyond!
This legislation will cover all of Suburban Cook County, unless a municipality decides to opt out, which is unlikely. It will go into effect on June 1st.
“We’re thrilled to see Cook County taking positive steps to keep young people from a lifetime of nicotine addiction,” says Joel Africk, president and CEO of Respiratory Health Association. “We’ve seen Tobacco 21 laws work to reduce teen smoking in numerous communities and look forward to a happier, healthier Cook County in the years to come.”
Congratulations, Cook County!
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