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
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)
The Buckingham Fountain and a skyscraper of downtown Chicago.
Total Smoking Ban in USA
@Smoking Ban in New Jersey@
@Smoke-free Illinois Act@
@Smoking Ban in California@1998
@Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas@
@Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
@Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
@Smoking Ban in Oregon@@
@Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
@Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
@Smoking Ban in Arizona@
@Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
@Smoking Ban in Vermont@
@Smoking Ban in the lassachusetts state.
@Smoking Ban in New York@
@Smoking Ban in Maryland@
@Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
@Smoking Ban in Minnesota@
@Smoking Ban in Delaware@
@Smoking Ban in Ohio@
@Smoking Ban in Iowa@
@Smoking Ban in Utah@
@Smoking Ban in Rhode Island@
@Smoking Ban in Nevada@
@Smoking Ban in Virginia
@Smoking Ban in Michigan@
@Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
O'Hare International Airport /Arrival Chicago CTA Chicago Metra Chicago 1961/2008 City of Chicago
O'Hare International Airport /Departure
A photograph was taken and the article was written in May 2008,
2008N3ทM@2009N10pถมM @ส^Be 2008N5
This Web site is link-free.
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.