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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.


Submit a Smoking Complaint 

To submit a smoking complaint in Wabash County you can call 866-973-4646, or download and mail a printed form or submit a complaint online.


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.

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