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"[T]he Association supports public policies in accordance with the following set of core principals for federal legislation: ...oppose federal preemption of state and local statutes."

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American Heart Association Public Policy Agenda for the 107th Congress, 2001-2002

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Illinois workplaces are 100% smokefree

All Illinois indoor public places and workplaces, including bars, restaurants, private clubs and gaming facilities, are 100% smokefree as of January 1, 2008. The state law built upon the nearly 70 communities that enacted 100% smokefree workplace laws after local control was restored in Illinois in January 2006. Read Illinois' law.

To learn more, visit Smokefree Illinois.
To file a complaint, call 866-973-4646 or use an online form.


Illinois Restored Local Control for Smokefree Workplace Policies

Illinois law no longer preempts the passage of local smokefree laws. In 2005, Illinois repealed preemption and returned control to the local level by allowing home-rule municipalities to enact smokefree air laws. In 2006, preemption was fully repealed to allow all non-home-rule municipalities and counties to enact smokefree air laws. Local laws were enacted in 36 communities in 2006 alone--the most laws passed in a single state in a given year in history!


Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Illinois.

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