Tobacco Reduction & Smoking Cessation

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Michigan’s Tobacco Control Program strives to eliminate exposure to second-hand smoke in public places and to reduce tobacco-related illnesses among Michigan residents. Through education and advocacy, the Tobacco Control Program is working with local health departments to reduce tobacco use. Tobacco reduction activities across the state include:

Smoke-Free Air Law

In an effort to improve health and reduce exposure to second hand smoke, the Michigan legislature passed the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-Free Air Law in 2009.

Effective May 1, 2010 smoking is prohibited in most public places in Michigan, including restaurants and bars. The smoke-free law applies to workplaces, employing at least one person, and food service establishments licensed to sell food or drink. Visit Michigan Smoke-Free Law for answers to frequently asked questions.

Prevention & Education

Tobacco education/prevention programs are offered in local schools to K-12 students.  An alternative-to-suspension program is offered to students who violate school tobacco policies. NOT- Not On Tobacco, an American Lung Association teen cessation program is available as well. Adult cessation programs are offered periodically.

For regional information about youth advocacy, cessation, smoke-free policies and a listing of smoke-free restaurants and bars, visit.

Smoke-Free Housing

Both landlords and tenants have rights when it comes to smoke-free rental housing. Tenants have the right to live free of secondhand smoke. While landlords have the right to choose to make their properties smoke-free. Visit MI Smoke Free Apartment for information useful to both owners and renters.

For additional information regarding the Tobacco Reduction Programs, please visit:

Michigan Department of Community Health–Tobacco Control Program