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720 ILCS 685/2

    (720 ILCS 685/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 2358-2)
    Sec. 2. Purpose. The sale and possession of marijuana, hashish, cocaine, opium and their derivatives, is not only prohibited by Illinois Law, but the use of these substances has been deemed injurious to the health of the user.
    It has further been determined by the Surgeon General of the United States that the use of tobacco is hazardous to human health.
    The ready availability of smoking herbs to minors could lead to the use of tobacco and illegal drugs.
    It is in the best interests of the citizens of the State of Illinois to seek to prohibit the spread of illegal drugs, tobacco or smoking materials to minors. The prohibition of the sale of tobacco and snuff accessories and smoking herbs to minors would help to curb the usage of illegal drugs and tobacco products, among our youth.
(Source: P.A. 82-487.)