| Jan 30, 2014
Letters to the editor from Grayslake, Deerfield and Tower Lakes.
Despite heavy snow and slippery roads, many people continue to drive as though the pavement is dry. As recent news broadcasts indicate, the result is an increase in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again.
There are health experts who back each point of view....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
A little-known anti-tobacco group that gets money from a federally funded parent organization flew members to Chicago to present an award Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his efforts to pass tougher regulations of menthol cigarettes.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been a smoker for years. I'm thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes or to a nicotine inhaler because I've heard they aren't as bad for you as regular cigarettes. Is that true?
ANSWER: Electronic cigarettes and nicotine...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A measure to regulate increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in Chicago in the same way as tobacco products ran into City Council opposition and went nowhere Monday despite the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a powerful alderman.
A mayoral plan to...
| Jan 21, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Electronic cigarette smokers are a step closer to having to stand next to regular cigarette smokers outside Chicago restaurants, bars and other buildings.
City Council members on Monday advanced a plan backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to treat so-called e-...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Bolingbrook's Village Board on Tuesday voted to allow a restaurant on Bolingbrook Drive to establish outdoor seating areas.
McQ's Bar and Grill at 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr., will have outdoor areas to the east and west of the domed structure, according...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The base hospital commander at Beale Air Force Base in California, a full colonel, appeared to be very upset.
When I arrived at the hospital in the morning, his staff told me to go directly to his office, so I was upset, too. My wife was due to give...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit.
CVS, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, said...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...