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.
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.
Study Finds No Overall Negative Impact on Bars and Restaurants from Michigan's Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law (MDCH - September 17, 2012)
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.
Tobacco Addiction Treatment
- Classes to Help You Quit Smoking
Tobacco Free Class
Access Health conducts the "Tobacco Free" series every month. This class is offered at no cost to Access Health members and their family members living in the home. For community members who cannot afford to pay the cost of the program, but who would like to attend, a volunteer opportunity is available to offset the cost. 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.
Tobacco Cessation Treatment: What's Covered?
Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012
Michigan Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Michigan Online Quit Help
CDC: Quit Smoking
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.