List of Illinois Vaping Laws
New 2018 legislation raised the Illinois vaping age from 18 to 21, an increase that also applies to tobacco products. The law is designed to prevent teens from smoking and vaping in hopes that they will not develop a lifelong habit. This increase has been in effect in Chicago since 2016, but is now honored throughout the state.
The state also has restrictions about where and how oil and wax vapes and related items can be used and sold. Illinois law defines a vaporizer as “a battery-operated device that contains a combination of nicotine, flavor or chemicals or any combination thereof that are turned into vapor which is inhaled by the user.” These products are also referred to by state law as alternative nicotine products.
What Are the Regulations for Illinois Vape Sales?
Under Illinois vaping laws, vape liquids must be sold in child-resistant packaging. This does not apply to disposable, prefilled or sealed replacement cartridges for these devices. These products cannot be sold to or possessed by anyone younger than 18.
Self-service purchasing displays are only allowed in tobacco and vape retail shops that prohibit minors from entering.
Where Can I Vape in Illinois?
Illinois vaping laws indoorsprohibit vape use in the state’s Capitol Complex. Vaping is not allowed indoors or outside on public college campus property, including anywhere on the grounds, in buildings, in parking lots and in vehicles owned by the college or university.
Apart from these provisions, vaping is not included in the state’s indoor smoking ban. However, many municipalities have independently banned vaping from enclosed indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants. Regulations of this kind exist in Chicago, Deerfield, Evanston, Elk Grove Village, Naperville and elsewhere, so review the laws in your area. In Arlington Heights and Wheaton, the indoor workplace vape ban does not extend to bars and restaurants.
Illinois residents can purchase CCell vapes and other high-quality vaporizers and accessories from online retailers. Age verification is required.