Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Our nation spends billions every year to treat tobacco related disease. District Health Department No. 2 recognizes this problem and endeavors to reduce tobacco’s impact in the district. The District employs a comprehensive tobacco and secondhand smoke prevention program that includes a combination of environmental and policy change techniques as well as community education to reduce tobacco’s burden on the area.
Michigan Smoke-Free Law
Effective May 1, 2010: All public businesses, including restaurants, bars and hotels/motels/inns are required to be smoke-free. The only exceptions are tobacco specialty shops, designated cigar bars and the gaming floors of casinos.
The Smoke-Free Air Law helps to protect children and non-smoking citizens from the dangers of second-hand smoke. It also allows for healthier work environments for employees. Tobacco smoke contains toxins and carcinogens which are responsible for disease and death among innocent bystanders.
For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, please see the links on the right.
To report a violation of the Smoke-Free Law, please call our Tobacco Coordinator at (989) 343-1852. Complaints will be accepted for establishments located in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties.