Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Smoke-Free Illinois

Submit smoking complaints here

Fill out our online form to submit a smoking complaint.

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.

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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.

Tobacco 21

Tobacco 21 resources

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.

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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