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Smoke-free Illinois Act 2008



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 institutions, schools,
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)

Smokers get off sidewalks go inside Smoke-free Illinois


The Buckingham Fountain and a skyscraper of downtown Chicago.


Total Smoking Ban in USA

smorking ban New Jersey @Smoking Ban in New Jersey@
smorking ban Illinois USA@Smoke-free Illinois Act@
smorking ban California USA@Smoking Ban in California@1998
smorking ban Beverly Hills California@Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas@
smorking ban condominium@Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
smorking ban Washington state@Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
smorking ban Oregon USA@Smoking Ban in Oregon@@
smorking ban Montana USA@Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
smorking ban Colorado USA@Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
smorking ban Arizona USA@Smoking Ban in Arizona@
smorking ban Maine USA@Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
smorking ban Vermont USA@Smoking Ban in Vermont@
smorking ban Massachusetts@Smoking Ban in the ‚lassachusetts state.
smorking ban New York@Smoking Ban in New York@
smorking ban Maryland USA@Smoking Ban in Maryland@
smorking ban Washington DC@Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
smorking ban Minnesota USA@Smoking Ban in Minnesota@
smorking ban Delaware USA@Smoking Ban in Delaware@
smorking ban Ohio USA@Smoking Ban in Ohio@
smorking ban Iowa USA@Smoking Ban in Iowa@
smorking ban Utah USA@Smoking Ban in Utah@
smorking ban Rhode Island@Smoking Ban in Rhode Island@
smorking ban Nevada USA@Smoking Ban in Nevada@
smorking ban Virginia USA@Smoking Ban in Virginia
smorking ban Michigan USA@Smoking Ban in Michigan@
smorking ban Wisconsin USA@Smoking Ban in Wisconsin

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A photograph was taken and the article was written in May 2008,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



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