tobacco Tobacco Purchase Age In Illinois Going From 18 To 21 This Summer By Brian Mackey • Apr 8, 2019 Tobacco sales in Illinois will soon be off-limits to anyone younger than 21 under a law signed Sunday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Unpacking Pritzker's Tax Proposals: Cigarette And Vaping Taxes By Sam Dunklau • Mar 13, 2019 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is asking state lawmakers to raise the tax on cigarettes, and begin taxing vaping products. It’s part of a plan he introduced last month to balance the state budget. Listen Listening... / Listen to a summary of the story. Dueling Missouri Tobacco Tax Initiatives Causing Confusion By The Associated Press • Oct 23, 2016 Missouri voters face the confusing prospect of two separate proposals on the same ballot that would increase the state's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax by different amounts. E-Cigarettes Not as Safe as Advertised, Researchers Say By Johnny Cather • Jul 20, 2015 Johnny Cather, TSPR 22-year-old Christian Justus was once a heavy user of tobacco. For almost a decade he smoked 2 packs a day, chewed tobacco, and also smoked hookah. Justus kicked his habit over a year ago and said he experienced drastic improvements to his health.