The Substance Abuse Prevention and Maternal and Child Health programs conduct several activities with the goal of reducing and eliminating the devastating impact of tobacco on our community. We work towards this goal by employing and working collaboratively on a number of proven strategies.
Protection from Secondhand Smoke
Realizing that secondhand smoke is a serious threat to the health of our community, we strive to raise public awareness and take steps to reduce this threat.
Workplace Smoking Ban
Two laws prohibit smoking in workplaces in Muskegon County, the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law and the Muskegon County Clean Indoor Air Regulation. Most workplaces must comply with both laws. The main differences between the two laws is that the Smoke Free Air Law includes licensed food service establishments while the Clean Indoor Air Regulation does not. Also, the Clean Indoor Air Regulation requires businesses to adopt, implement,
make known and maintain a written smoking policy. It also prohibits smoking within 30 feet of any entrances, windows, and ventilation systems and it prohibits smoking in business vehicles.
Smoke Free Housing
Smoke free housing policies protect residents in multi-unit housing from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. Increasingly, smoke free apartment policies are becoming more common. Federal and state laws do not prohibit a property owner from implementing a smoke free policy for their building or grounds. Establishing a policy does not preclude a smoker from living in the building, rather it requires that all tenants abide by the policy while on the property.
MI Smoke Free Apartment Listing
MI Smoke Free Apartment Info for Tenants
MI Smoke Free Apartment Info for Landlords
Making Multi-Unit Housing
Smoke-Free in Michigan
Tobacco Addiction Treatment
Tobacco Cessation Classes
Access Health conducts Tobacco Cessation Classes every month. This class is offered at no cost to Access Health, Muskegon Care members and other adult smokers living in their home. For community members who would like to attend, a volunteer opportunity is available for them to be scheduled for an upcoming 4 week session. For more information, call (231) 766-7101.
Freedom From Smoking
Freedom from Smoking is available for those who are ready to quit. This is a four week program. To sign-up call (231) 672-3211.
Smoking Cessation Classes for Pregnant Women
Call (231) 672-3211.
Tobacco Cessation Treatment: What's Covered?
Michigan Online Quit Help
CDC: Quit Smoking
Become An Ex®
Freedom From Smoking® Online
Tips from Former Smokers Campaign (CDC)
Tobacco Use Prevention
Using model programs and research based strategies we work alone and together with other agencies to raise awareness and build resistance skills in our youth and young adults to prevent the onset of tobacco addiction.
Retailer Compliance Checks
The Tobacco Compliance Check program monitors tobacco retailers in Muskegon County. Teams of public health staff or law enforcement officers and underage youth operatives are sent into tobacco retail outlets to test retailers' ability to refuse tobacco to minors. Adult staff monitor the transaction and educate the retailers after each compliance check.
No Cigs for Kids Muskegon
Knowsmoke - Tobacco Reduction Coalition
Muskegon County Tobacco Minors Ordinance
For more information, call (231) 724-6350 or email us.