City Council Approves New Regulations For Stores Selling E-Cigarettes To Post Warning Signs

Craig Dellimore
April 19, 2018 - 7:33 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Emanuel said the City Council’s passage of new warnings on electronic cigarettes is part of an effort to clamp down on their usage by the young.

The City Council easily approved new regulations that require stores that sell e-cigarettes to post signs warning of their health hazards, among other things.

Mayor Emanuel said regular cigarette smoking is way down among teenagers in Chicago, but use of e-cigs is up. He said tobacco companies want to hook kids on nicotine.

"I don't want their products near our kids and I just want you to know when we have passed stuff before, and what we passed today unanimously, these regulations and enforcement, rather warnings, there will be other things we are exploring to continue to make sure our kids are safe from a lifetime of smoking, which means they have a lifetime improvement on their health," he said.