Tobacco and Nicotine Use Reduction Policy

October 23  - President Elect Emma Daisy, MD testifies before the Evanston City Council in support of a comprehensive ordinance eliminating the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

March 8 support for adding all vaping products to Smoke-Free Illinois.  Dr. Tabatha Wells testified before Senate Executive Committee
Fact Sheets:  SB1561 

09/09/2020 - Written Testimony submitted to the Chicago City Council opposing weak ordinance banning flavors in vaping products, but exempts menthol. 
07/14/2020 - Javier Guevara, Jr., MD represented IAFP on a press conference discussing the impact of flavored tobacco on minority populations.  View the press release and a recording of the conference. 
07/06/2020 - IAFP Testimony to the Chicago City Council Health & Human Relations in support of ordinance to ban flavored tobacco products
12/2/2019 IAFP statement at Attorney General's announcement of lawsuit filed against Juul labs. 
11/13/2019 -IAFP Testimony before the Senate Executive committee on SB668 to ban flavors in electronic cigarettes. 
10/29/2019 - IAFP statement supporting SB 668 and HB 3883 - prohibiting flavored tobacco and nicotine products in Illinois
AAFP Policy on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

4/7/2019 - IAFP Board Chair Asim Jaffer, MD of Peoria was there when Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 law, which takes effect July 1, 2019 
- IAFP supports SB 21 and HB 345 at a press conference.
View our statement
View testimony submitted to Senate Public Health Committee 

Tobacco Tax increase fact sheet

09/18/2018 Statement in support of Chicago ordinance to raise tax on liquid nicotine
Board member Careyana Brenham, MD of Springfield spoke at the press conference announcing HB 4297 and SB 2332 to make Illinois a Tobacco 21 State. Read her statement.  

3/29/17 - IAFP President-Elect Asim Jaffer, MD, FAAFP speaks at a Statehouse press conference supporting a Tobacco 21 law for Illinois.  Read his statement

Read our Letter to the Editor by then-President Alvia Siddiqi, MD, FAAFP supporting Tobacco 21 and Other Tobacco Products Tax for the City of Chicago.  

NEW: IAFP Supports Increase in Cigarette and other tobacco products tax.  Fact Sheet

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

IAFP Education on Tobacco and Nicotine

Tar Wars Youth Tobacco Prevention Resources