The Wabash County Health Department enforces the Smoke-Free Illinois Act and follows up with submitted complaints.
Smoke-Free Illinois Act
The Smoke-Free Illinois Act is a comprehensive tobacco control law that took effect in Illinois on January 1, 2008, and requires that public places and places of employment be completely smoke-free inside and within 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes. This includes but is not limited to:
Public places and buildings, offices, elevators, restrooms, theaters, museums, libraries, educational institutions, schools, commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers, and retail stores
Restaurants, bars, taverns, and gaming facilities
Lobbies, reception areas, hallways, meeting rooms, waiting rooms, break rooms and other common-use areas
Concert halls, auditoriums,
enclosed or partially enclosed sports arenas, bowling alleys, skating rinks,
convention facilities, polling places, and private clubs
Hospitals, health care facilities, health care clinics, child care, adult care or other similar social service care
no less than 75 percent of hotel or motel sleeping quarters rented to guests
Public conveyances, government-owned vehicles, and vehicles open to the public
Businesses must clearly post No Smoking signs at every entrance stating that smoking is prohibited. All ashtrays must
be removed from any area where smoking is prohibited.
No Smoking Signage
The following No Smoking signs are provided as examples of signage that meets the requirements of the Smoke-free Illinois Act. These signs may be printed and posted to be in compliance with the new law, which was effective January 1, 2008.