Is this reallly a "Happy New Year?" Not really, since I still haven't heard of `any smoking ban getting revoked yet. I heard of a maybe two bans over the past 4 years adding businesses as ban exemptions. But not a full-out ban revoke.
Happy 4th anniversary to the Illinois statewide smoking ban. It's good to know lots of tavern owners in Chicago and throughout IL are ignoring the ban by letting their patrons light up. I dunno how much those so-called "tickets" are for the owners. But I bet smokers don't mind "donating" money to the taverns in exchange for lighting up with their drink.
It's also been 4 years since the last time cig prices went up in Chicago. I know a $1 state cig tax hike was proposed last year down in Springfield. But the tax hike never passed.
Happy New Year for smokers and businesses? NOT!