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KnowSmoke Tobacco Reduction Coalition

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If You Really KnowSmoke, Then You Won’t Smoke.

KnowSmoke was created to reduce the use of tobacco in Muskegon County and ultimately create a healthier place for all. As a community coalition, this group of dedicated individuals works to achieve four main goals:

  1. Educate the public on the dangers of smoking.
  2. Help people understand the benefits of quitting.
  3. Advocate for policies to create a healthier community and smoke-free environments in Muskegon County.
  4. Promote a smoke-free generation for youth.

Smoking harms more than just the person holding the cigarette. We work with businesses, public officials, and the general public to create healthy, smoke-free public spaces in our community. Quitting tobacco can be incredibly challenging. The KnowSmoke Coalition provides information about treatment and cessation programs and other resources to Muskegon County residents so they can kick the habit for good.

Want to Quit Smoking?

Click here to contact us, or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

Smoke-Free Resources

Live Smoke-Free Programs

Smoke-Free Mom & Baby Cessation Classes

The Impact of Muskegon County’s Smoking Rates:

  • We ranked 81 out of 82 for health behaviors for the University of Wisconsin Community Health Rankings, 2016.
  • 7.5% of high school students reported smoking a whole cigarette in the past 30 days. (Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth, 2015).
  • 17.9% of high school students had never smoked a whole cigarette, 6.8% had done so before age 13. (Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth, 2015).
  • 21% of the state smokes, only 20% of Muskegon County (University of Wisconsin Community Health Rankings, 2016)

KnowSmoke Coalition Members

  • Health Project
  • HCCC – Muskegon Youth Advisory Committee
  • STATS
  • McClees Clinic
  • GE Aviation
  • Muskegon Family Care
  • 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County
  • Tobacco Free Michigan
  • Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD)
  • Access Health

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The Health Project provides a number of direct services to eligible members of the community. These services include the following programs:

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Pharmaceutical Access Program: Navigating Resources to Best Assist the Client

“Pharmaceutical Access” is much broader than just funding the cost of prescriptions. It encompasses reviewing a person’s insurance coverage, income and resources, as well as medication needs. We then assist them with navigating insurance enrollment and coverage issues. It also includes exploring opportunities to utilize pharmaceutical company resources, such as copay saving cards and patient assistance programs. The Pharmaceutical Access Program staff look for savings and resources in all areas and help each client navigate those resources as needed.

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In recognition of STD Awareness Month, the UpFront Coalition hosted their first community movie night at the Harbor Cinema Theater in Muskegon. The acclaimed musical, RENT, shows the struggles of a group of New Yorkers as the AIDS epidemic effects their community.

 

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