smoking http://wuis.org en Illinois Could Prohibit Smoking On College Campuses http://wuis.org/post/illinois-could-prohibit-smoking-college-campuses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Smoking could be banned at all of Illinois' public colleges under legislation passed by the General Assembly. Though several campuses have already gone smoke-free, this measure would make it illegal to smoke anywhere at the state's 12 public universities, plus its community colleges.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though the final vote mostly fell upon party lines — Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed — some lawmakers crossed ideological boundaries.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:27:40 +0000 Hannah Meisel 27535 at http://wuis.org Illinois Could Prohibit Smoking On College Campuses Proposal To Ban Smoking While Driving Children Raises Privacy Questions http://wuis.org/post/proposal-ban-smoking-while-driving-children-raises-privacy-questions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>State lawmakers are considering legislation to prevent smoking in cars with children. Though the measure is aimed at protecting passengers' health, the proposal is raising questions about personal privacy.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The measure would make it illegal to smoke in a car with a minor, but a police officer couldn't pull over drivers just for lighting up.</span></p><p>Even so, Kathy Drea, of the American Lung Association, says putting a law on the books sends a message to smokers.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:32:13 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19383 at http://wuis.org Proposal To Ban Smoking While Driving Children Raises Privacy Questions UIS Smoking Policy Under Scrutiny http://wuis.org/post/uis-smoking-policy-under-scrutiny <p>Should the University of Illinois Springfield become smoke free? &nbsp; The campus allows smoking outdoors, away from entryways.&nbsp; But some want to see lighting up banned completely.</p><p>A task force has been talking with those who live and work on the campus, as well as those who visit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 14423 at http://wuis.org UIS Smoking Policy Under Scrutiny Statewide Fine For Littering, Tossing Cigarettes http://wuis.org/post/statewide-fine-littering-tossing-cigarettes <p>Tossing trash anywhere besides a garbage will soon cost you no matter where you are in Illinois.&nbsp; A&nbsp;new law imposes a statewide fine for littering.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Bill </span>Haine<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hates litter, saying "it's irresponsible, it pollutes beautiful environments, God's creation, it creates ugliness."</span></p><p>He hates it so much, he says he goes around his neighborhood in Alton, picking it up himself.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:44:39 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7431 at http://wuis.org Statewide Fine For Littering, Tossing Cigarettes