Tobacco 21 Ordinance
Evanston Tobacco 21 111-O-14: Legal Tobacco Purchasing Age
- It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, give away, or deliver tobacco or liquid nicotine products to any person under the age of 21 years.
- Any person under the age of 21 cannot sell, purchase, or possess tobacco products.
- Violations of this ordinance will result in a $200-$500 for each offense. Additionally, a licensee convicted of violating any provision may be subject to having his/her license revoked, suspended, or not renewed by the Health Director.
Clean Air Act
Evanston Clean Air Act--Smoking (Title 8 Chapter 21 Evanston City Code): CleanAirActthroughOrd38-O-08_000
Places where smoking is prohibited:
- All business, including all restaurants, bars, and sidewalk cafes;
- All public enclosed areas, all workplaces, all schools;
- Beaches, playgrounds, and tot lots;
- Public transit (buses, el, and Metra) stops and platforms;
- All common areas in apartment buildings and condominiums and housing cooperatives; and
- Within 25 feet of any entrance to an enclosed area in which smoking is prohibited.
Smoking is not regulated in:
- Private residences except when used as a licensed child care, adult care, or health care facilities, or home-based business open to public, "provided that smoke from these places do not infiltrated into areas where smoking is prohibited" in Evanston Clean Air Act--Smoking;
- Up to 25% of hotel or motel sleeping rooms;
- Retail tobacco stores; and
- Private clubs or lodges.
Violators of this law will face a fine of $100 to $500 for each day a violation occurs.
If you have question about the information above, please contact Erin Fisher, Public Health Educator with the City of Evanston Department of Health & Human Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.