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Tobacco Related Activities & Services

Protection from Secondhand Smoke | Workplace Smoking Ban | Tobacco Addiction Treatment 

Tobacco Use Prevention

    

The Substance Abuse Prevention program conducts 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.

       

Other Useful Information

Health Education Program Annual Report

Substance Abuse Prevention Annual Report

   


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.

     

For Worksites & Public Places   For Food Establishments
Smoke Free Air Law   Smoke Free Air Law

Smoke Free Air Law & County Regulation FAQ

  Smoke Free Air Law FAQ
Muskegon County Clean Indoor Air Regulation   Outdoor Smoking in Food Establishments Guidance Update
Clean Indoor Air Regulation Toolkit  
Business Compliance Checklist    
Policy Requirement for Businesses     
           
To File a Worksite or Public Place Complaint   To File a Food Establishment Complaint

Contact Public Health - Muskegon County.

Call (231) 724-1263.

 

Contact Public Health - Muskegon County.

Call (231) 724-4406 or Fax (231) 724-3366 

Smoke Free Air Violation Complaint Form

    

Additional Information

Smoke-free Law Evaluation Studies

 
  • 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

    

  • Classes to Help You Quit Smoking

  

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 Class

Another class, Freedom From Smoking, is also available for those who are ready to quit. There is a cost for this class. This is a seven week program. To sign-up call Cyndi Powers at (231) 672-3211 or Amy Forward at (231) 728-5180 ext. 101.

    
  • Cessation Coverage

Medicare Benefits

Medicaid Benefits

Tobacco Cessation Treatment: What's Covered?

Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012

  

  • Links

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Michigan Online Quit Help

Smokefree.gov

CDC: Quit Smoking

QuitNet®

Become An Ex®

Freedom From Smoking® Online

        


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.

   

2011-2012 Muskegon County Compliance Check Results

Making Cigarettes Less Accessible to Youth - Oct. 1, 2012 News Release

    

   


For more information, call (231) 724-6350 or email healtheducation@co.muskegon.mi.us.