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Record #: O2018-2340   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/28/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 4/18/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 4-5, 4-64 and 7-32 governing electronic cigarettes and tobacco products
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 5 License Fees for Title 4 Licenses, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 64 Tobacco Dealers, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 32 Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance of 2005
Attachments: 1. O2018-2340.pdf




RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO


March 28, 2018










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CI TY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Public Health, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending various provisions of the Municipal Code regarding e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article VII, ยง6(a) of the Illinois Constitution; and

WHEREAS, Pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs, including promoting the quality of life, health, safety, and welfare of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago has an interest in increasing awareness among youth about the risks associated with use of non-cigarette tobacco products ("other tobacco products" or "OTPs"); and
WHEREAS, Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States; and

WHEREAS, The majority of tobacco use begins in adolescence; and

WHEREAS, The use of OTPs is responsible for thousands of deaths in the United States each year - including an estimated 9,000 deaths from cigar use alone - and causes disease in several organ systems, for example:
Cigar use is associated with cancer of the lung, oral cavity/pharynx, larynx, esophagus and pancreas, as well as coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and
Smokeless tobacco use is associated with oropharyngeal and digestive system cancers, as well as increased risk for heart disease and stroke, stillbirth and preterm delivery, and Parkinson's disease; and
Pipe smoking is associated with increased risk of lung, head and neck cancers, as well as heart disease and stroke; and
Hookah use is associated with increased risk of lung cancer, respiratory illness, ...

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