Illinois logs 8,000 smoking complaints

Posted: 12/29/2009

From Chicago Tribune:
The Illinois Public Health Department has received more than 8,000 smoking-related complaints so far this year.

2009 is the second year of the Smoke Free Illinois Act, which banned cigarette smoking in public places.

The more than 8,000 complaints this year compare with 5,200 filed in 2008.

Officials also say the complaints called in this year have been more legitimate, and there have been more fines. Sean McDermott of Cook County's health agency says inspectors who go out actually find people smoking more often. 

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