Tobacco Use Licensing and Reduction Programs
Smoke-Free, Multi-Agency, Resource Team (SMART) Coalition and Quit Smoking Resources
The SMART Coalition is a group of community based organizations and concerned citizens dedicated to reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in Genesee County. Although SMART's main focus is Genesee County, the Genesee County Helath Department (GCHD) has received funding to increase Michigan Tobacco Quitline calls in the following region, Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac, St. Clair, Genesee, Lapeer, Bay, Saginaw, and Midland Counties. Funding for this program is provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the GCHD.
Designated Youth Tobacco Representative
Funding for Designated Youth Tobacco Representative is provided by Genesee Health System. State and federal funds are used to coordinate youth tobacco initiatives in Genesee County. Services provided include: presenting anti-tobacco messages to youth organizations in a variety of settings (schools, churches, community groups), enforcing local and state youth tobacco access policies, as well as subcontracting with a youth prevention agency to perform compliance checks.
Tobacco Licensing and Enforcement
Local funding is used to enforce county licensing and clean indoor air laws. The laws include:
- Any establishment selling tobacco products in Genesee County must have a license for retail sale of tobacco. To print a copy of the tobacco license application click here.
- Smoking is prohibited in enclosed places including restrooms, stairwells, common areas and public and private worksites.
Services provided: follow-up on complaints of stores selling tobacco to minors (under age 18), follow-up on complaints in violation of local clean air laws, presentations on laws and tobacco-related policies to a variety of audiences, assistance in tobacco-free policy development, ongoing compliance checks, retailer education and assistance.