The Tobacco Division is responsible for the "Kids Can't
Buy 'Em Here" Campaign. The "Kids Can't Buy 'Em Here"
Campaign includes the following initiatives:
A State Annual Survey is conducted throughout the state by Commission
tobacco compliance agents to measure retailer compliance to minimum-age
tobacco laws. This federally mandated survey required that all
states had to achieve a minimum compliance rate of 80% by the
year 2000. As a result of the Commission's "Kids Can't Buy
'Em Here" Campaign, Illinois achieved the required compliance
rate in 1998 - a full two years early.
The "Kids Can't Buy 'Em Here" Tobacco Enforcement Program
distributes $1 million in grants to local units of government
and law enforcement agencies to educate tobacco retailers on minimum-age
tobacco laws and to perform tobacco compliance checks on retailers.
The Commission's appropriation is from the state's Tobacco Settlement
Fund to offer grants to communities to either initiate programs
that enforce minimum-age tobacco laws or support existing programs.
Municipal Surveys are conducted in order to gain knowledge of
community-based efforts pertaining to vendor education, enforcement
KCBEH Tobacco Program
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KCBEH News Briefs
November 2001 issue
July 2001 issue
December 2000 issue
May 1999 issue
Tobacco Industry Education Materials
Revised ILCC Tobacco Initiatives
A review of all ILCC Tobacco Initiatives to reduce the sale of
Tobacco to minors. November 2000
Just the Facts Tobacco
Fact sheet on the tobacco laws, updated June 2001
Frequently asked questions
FAQ's on State laws, Retail Education, and the Tobacco Enforcement
Other Educational Materials
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