The Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance (Chapter 7-32 of the Municipal Code of Chicago) prohibits smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places and places of employment, including within 15 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes.
Places where smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited include:
- bars and restaurants;
- shopping malls;
- recreational facilities including enclosed sports arenas, stadiums, swimming pools, ice and roller rinks, arcades and bowling alleys;
- concert halls;
- convention facilities;
- government buildings and vehicles;
- public transportation facilities;
- coin laundries;
- meeting rooms;
- private clubs;
- public restrooms;
- lobbies; and
- reception areas, hallways and other common-use areas in public buildings, apartment buildings and condominium buildings.
The Chicago No Smoking poster informs patrons that there is no smoking within 15 ft of the entryway of the posted premise, and prompts observers to notify a manager or call 311 if they see someone smoking. The poster also displays the international No Smoking symbol and the No E-Cigarettes symbol.
All Chicago, Illinois business and property owners or managers are required to comply with the following requirements: Clearly and conspicuously post a No Smoking sign or the international No Smoking symbol in each public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited, as well as at every entrance.
Any employer, owner, occupant, or other person in control of premises not covered by the ordinance (including non-enclosed areas) may designate a non-enclosed area of a public place or place of employment, including outdoor areas, as an area where smoking is also prohibited by posting a No Smoking sign.
This poster is available in English.
A person who owns, operates, or otherwise controls a public place or place of employment that violates any provision of the Chicago Clean Air Ordinance shall be fined (i) not less than $250 for the first violation, (ii) not less than $500 for the second violation within one year after the first violation, and (iii) not less than $2,500 for each additional violation within one year after the first violation and a sixty (60) day suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred.