Smokefree Illinois

Smokefree Illinois continues advocating for policies that reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco related disease. Current initiatives include maintaining the Smokefree Illinois Act, and working toward policies in Smokefree Housing and Tobacco-Free Campuses and Parks.

The Smokefree Illinois Act

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As of January 1, 2008, the Smokefree Illinois Act requires that public places and places of employment must be completely smokefree inside and within 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes. » More

Smokefree Housing

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Information for health professionals, tenants and property owners/managers on the importance and implementation of smokefree multi-unit housing policies. » More

Tobacco-Free Campuses

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Information for health professionals and college/university administrators on how to make their campuses tobacco-free. » More

Tobacco-Free Parks

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Information for health professionals and residents on passing tobacco-free policies for parks and other outdoor areas. » More

Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard, and is estimated to cause close to 50,000 deaths each year. » More