The Smoke-Free Illinois Act (Act) went into effect January 1, 2008, making Illinois one of 22 states with similar smoking laws. The Act prohibits smoking in the following areas: Public places, Places of employment, Within 15 feet of any entrance, window, or ventilation intake in a public place or place of employment.
The Quitline helps people who want to quit smoking but may not be able to attend a regular smoking cessation class. Specially trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists are available to counsel callers. Funding for tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation programs is made possible by funds received from the Illinois Department of Public Health.