Smoke/Tobacco-Free at UIC

I need to pay a fine

This payment page is for UIC students who have received a ticket for smoking on the UIC Campus. There are three payment options:

Option One: You can waive out of paying the fine by viewing a 40-minute online educational training called Nicotine 101.  It is possible to waive out of paying the fine only once.  For more information on how to waive out of the fine click here.

Option Two:  You can pay the fine by making a check out to the “UIC Wellness Center.” The check or money order should be sent to the UIC Wellness Center at the address below.  Each check needs to be accompanied by a cover sheet.  Click here to complete and print cover sheet. 

Option Three:  An online payment option is currently under construction.  Until then, please send either a check or money order and follow the instructions in Option two.

UIC Wellness Center
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted Street suite 238 M/C 894
Chicago, IL 60607
312-413-2120

I want to waive the fine and take the online educational training

This payment option is only for UIC students who have received their third citation for smoking on the UIC Campus. This option, waiving out of a smoking citation fine, can only be used once. Payment must be made on all other smoking citations as set by the UIC Police.  


This online training, “Nicotine 101”, offers personalized feedback that allows the individual to reflect on beliefs, behaviors, and experiences. This course addresses health risks and the impact of smoking on the body. This course also facilitates the opportunity for individuals to decide on their own quitting plan.


Click on the link below and you will be taken to an instruction sheet. Follow these instructions to a website hosted by 3rd Millennium Classroom. It is here that you will take the “Nicotine 101” course. You must complete the course fully in order to waive payment of the citation. The system will automatically alert administrators when you have completed the course. For your records save a copy of the completion certificate. 


Click here to access instruction sheet


What is the Smoke-Free Illinois Act?

On January 1, 2008 the (410 ILCS 82/) Smoke-Free Illinois Act prohibited smoking in all public places and workplaces.

The Smoke-Free Illinois Act prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and workplaces, including: offices, theaters, museums, libraries, educational institutions, schools, commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers, retail stores, restaurants, bars, taverns, gaming facilities, elevators, restrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways, meeting rooms, waiting rooms, break rooms and other common-use areas, concert halls, auditoriums, enclosed or partially enclosed sports arenas, bowling alleys, skating rinks, convention facilities, polling places, hospitals, health care facilities, health care clinics, child care, adult care or other similar social service care, public conveyances, government-owned vehicles and vehicles open to the public

Illinois has taken this important step to protect its residents, workers and visitors from the harmful and hazardous effects of secondhand smoke.

Illinois General Assembly Findings on the Effect of Second Hand Smoke

Read the Smoke-Free Illinois Act

What is the Smoke-Free Campus Act?

On July 1, 2015, the Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS 64/1) prohibited smoking on each campus of a State-supported institution of higher education.

"Campus" means all property, including buildings, grounds, parking lots, and vehicles that are owned or operated by a State-supported institution of higher education.

"State-supported institution of higher education" means the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, and the public community colleges subject to the Public Community College Act.

Read the Smoke-Free Campus Act

What is the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy at UIC?

The Tobacco Free Campus policy at UIC was finalized and implemented in 2013. The policy applies to all forms of tobacco, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), chew, electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products. The Tobacco Free Campus policy applies twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to everyone on UIC property, including students, faculty, staff, patients, contractors, and visitors.

For More Information

http://tobaccofree.uic.edu/

How does the Illinois Department of Public Health support this Act?

 

Where can I go to get help to stop smoking?

Ask your primary physician for assistance and support. Tobacco Treatment Center (University of Illinois Hospital)
  • Outpatient Care Center
  • 1801 W. Taylor Street Suite 3C
  • Phone number: 312-413-4244