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The Illinois Indoor Clean Air Act

On January 9, 1990, Governor James R. Thompson signed House Bill 1695 giving Illinois its first law to restrict smoking in public places. The Illinois Indoor Clean Air Act was implemented on July 1, 1990. This law prohibits smoking in all public places including places of work, regardless of size.

This law defines a public place as any enclosed indoor area used by the public or serving as a place of work including but not limited to hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, offices, commercial establishments, elevators, indoor theaters, libraries, art museums, concert halls, public conveyances, education facilities, nursing homes, auditoriums, arenas and meeting rooms.

Effective January 1, 1991 we are requesting that all Tenants comply with the Illinois Indoor Clean Air Act and refrain from smoking in entrance ways, public corridors, public restrooms and elevators. A copy of the Act immediately follows.


PUBLIC ACT NO. 86-1018

Signed: January 9, 1990
Effective Date: July 1, 1990

AN ACT to restrict smoking in public places and providing penalties for violations thereof.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

Section 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act."

Section 2. The General Assembly finds that tobacco smoke is annoying, harmful and dangerous to human beings and a hazard to public health.

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