Tobacco and Nicotine Use Reduction Policy

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 
02/05/2019
- 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
1/30/18- 
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