The Smoke-free Illinois Act prohibits smoking 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.
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 signs, details about the law, and frequently asked questions.
CUPHD also has an informational brochure on the Smoke-Free Illinois Act for businesses. CUPHD enforces the Smoke-Free Illinois Act in Champaign County. We collect complaints from the public, investigate the complaints, and issue fines for violations. If you would like to file a complaint, go to our on-line Smoking Complaint form.
CUPHD also enforces tobacco minimum age laws by participating in the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's Kids Can't Buy'Em Here campaign. CUPHD works with area law enforcement to check Champaign County tobacco vendors for compliance with minimum age laws three times a year. Tobacco vendors who sell to minors are issued tickets for violations. Any 16-17 year olds interested in assisting with this program can contact Talia Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online.
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District would like to congratulate these vendors for not selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18.