The Branch-Hillsdale Tobacco Reduction Action Coalition works diligently to improve the health of citizens by encouraging the reduction of tobacco use.
The three major purposes of the coalitions are:
1. Education: To inform and educate the public about the hazards of tobacco use. The coalition serves as a resource and provides access to tobacco-related informational materials.
2. Prevention: To develop and promote policies and procedures which will encourage and assist county residents to be tobacco free.
3. Empowerment: To support statewide initiatives, propose local ordinances and encourage law enforcement that would restrict the marketing and sale of tobacco products and thereby enhance the health of the whole community.
· Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in public schools, including on and off campus events.
· Promote comprehensive 24/7 tobacco-free schools and increase the number of local public school districts with comprehensive 24/7 tobacco-free policies that include emerging products.
Freedom from Smoking
This cessation program is available at cost to individuals and businesses. Call to have your name added to a class list.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline - 1-800-480-QUIT (7848)
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline is operated by National Jewish Health. National Jewish Health is a premier medical and research institution focusing on respiratory diseases in the United States. They have been operating a Quitline since 2002 and serve many states.
During the first call, a trained coach will talk to you about what you feel you need to help you quit. You can get self-help materials, a list of quit smoking programs in your area, or you may be able to register for a free telephone-coaching program.
If you register for the coaching program, you will be asked some questions so the quit coach can help create a quit plan that is best for your. A quit guide and other materials will be mailed to you to help you get started.
Special services and information are available for pregnancy, spit-tobacco use, non-English speaking callers and persons with hearing impairments.
Each year, secondhand smoke caused thousands of children to be hospitalized. Protect you child by pledging to make your home smoke-free.