Starting Monday, July 1 you must be at least 21 years old to buy Tobacco products in Illinois.
Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill signed earlier this year in April.
The American Heart Association says they support the law and officials say it keeps younger people from starting a habit that is tough to quit.
The total economic costs of smoking are more than $300 billion per year including nearly $170 billion in.
direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure.
Adams County Health Department officials say they eventually hope to see deaths decrease over time in Illinois.
To read more from the American Heart Association and why they support the 21 tobacco law click here. »