Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Smoke-Free Illinois

Submit smoking/vaping complaints here

Fill out our online form to submit a smoking complaint.

As of January 1, 2024, the Smoke-Free Illinois Act now includes vaping/use of e-cigarettes. The Smoke-Free Illinois Act prohibits smoking and vaping in virtually all public places and workplaces, including private clubs and gaming facilities. It also prohibits smoking within fifteen feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes. We collect complaints from the public, investigate the complaints, and issue fines for violations.

Go to the Illinois Department of Public Health website to learn more about the Smoke Free Illinois Act. The site provides a variety of materials, including free printable No smoking/no vaping signs, details about the law, and frequently asked questions.

Call 217-531-1211 with any questions about the updated Smoke-Free Illinois Act

CUPHD enforces the Smoke-Free Illinois Act in Champaign County.

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Smoking in Private Residences

The Smoke-Free Illinois Act does not include the prohibition of smoking in private residences, including apartment complexes. If you are experiencing smoking nuisances in your residence, we encourage you to discuss with the property manager and see if smoking is included in lease terms. C-UPHD is unable to enforce any smoking complaints towards private housing and apartment complexes.

FDA E-Cigarette Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulatory authority over tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The FDA is working through the premarket review process for ENDS, where a product will either be approved or denied the ability to be sold on the market. To date, the FDA has authorized twenty-three products. Any product that was denied authorized and is continuing to be sold is in violation of the court’s order.

Updated Smoke-Free Illinois Act (2024)