State of Illinois
Illinois is the most populous and demographically diverse midweatern state and
the fifth most
populous state in the nation. In the central and western Illinois, great
agricultural pruduct and
natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois
has a broad economic base.
Illinois is an important transportation hub; thePort of Chicago connects
the Great Lakes to
Mississippi River via the Illinois River.
About 66% of the population of Illinois resides in the northeastern corner
of the state, primarily
within the city ofChicago and the surrounding area. Three U.S. Presidents
have been elected
while they were living in Illinois;Abraham Lincohn, Ulsses Grant and Barack
Obama. Ronald Regan
was born and grew up within Illinois.
Source: University of Texas Libraries
Effective January 1, 2008, the Smoke-free Illinois Act prohibits smoking
in virtually all public places
and workplaces, including offices, theaters, museums, libraries, educational
commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers and retail stores,
restaurants, bars, private
clubs and gaming facilities.
Illinois joins 22 other states that have taken this important step to protect
its residents, workers
and visitors from the harmful and hazardous effects of secondhand smoke.
Secondhand smoke is
a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of tobacco products
and the smoke exhaled
from the lungs by smokers that contains a complex mixture of chemicals,
many of which are known
to cause cancer.
There is no protection afforded by separating smokers from non-smokers
within the same enclosed
environment, and ventilation systems and air cleaners are not effective
at eliminating secondhand
smoke. The only effective means of protecting people from secondhand smoke
is to eliminate smoking
indoors, which this law does in regards to public places.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinoiis General Assembly.(March 21,2007)
Daily Illinoi. com.(May 2,2007)
Pantagraph.Com, (December 30,2007)
The Buckingham Fountain and a skyscraper of downtown Chicago.
Total Smoking Ban in USA
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
Smoking Ban in Virginia
Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
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O'Hare International Airport /Departure
A photograph was taken and the article was written in May 2008,
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