City snuffs out sales of menthol cigarettes near schools

Posted: 12/12/2013

From Chicago Sun-Times:

The City Council agreed Wednesday to snuff out the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products within 500 feet Chicago schools - five times the existing radius - to curb teen turn smoking.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced to settle for the lesser of two ordinances tailor-made to curtail the sale of two gateway products used to lure teenagers into a lifetime addiction to smoking. Read more.