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 Department of Human Services' Tobacco Enforcement Program. 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 16-20 year olds interested in assisting with this program can contact Alyx McElfresh at email@example.com or apply online.
The State of Illinois passed the ‘Tobacco 21’ initiative, which went into effect July 1st 2019. This law prohibits the sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products to any person under the age of 21. CUPHD staff are able to provide trainings and helpful resources to tobacco retailers in order to adhere to the law as well as answer any questions about what the Tobacco 21 legislation entails. Please contact Kami Lafoon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Visit the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids to learn more about the importance of raising the minimum age for tobacco sales.
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The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District would like to congratulate these vendors for not selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18.