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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

upcoming events

Apr 23, 2019

Freedom From Smoking Classes

This is your year to quit!

Cyndi Powers, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the Health Project will be hosting a series of Smoking Cessation Classes every Tuesday …

Apr 27, 2019

Spring Medication Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program will be hosting their Spring 2019 Take Back Event at the Norton Shores Fire Department on Saturday, April 27th from 9am …

Apr 30, 2019

Freedom From Smoking Classes

This is your year to quit!

Cyndi Powers, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the Health Project will be hosting a series of Smoking Cessation Classes every Tuesday …

our services

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

community spotlight

Meet Shelia Wilson

Educating providers and youth about sexual health in Muskegon County.

“We are lucky to have the low HIV rates that we do in Muskegon County; but the STI rates are very scary because HIV and other STI’s can go hand in hand”, stated Shelia Wilson, Nursing Supervisor at Public Health Muskegon County. Shelia oversees the STI and HIV Program at Public Health. Along with that, come many other responsibilities.

what’s happening

Muskegon High School Students Raise Awareness for Kick Butts Day 2019

The Knowsmoke Coalition partnered with students from Muskegon High School’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to celebrate Kick Butts Day. Students were given the chance to share their …

The Ride Hits Home For Health Project CHW

“It first started with chest pains,” stated Dave Alves, a Community Health Worker at the Health Project. “The pain wouldn’t go away, and I didn’t …

The 17th Annual Men's Health Fair Offers Free Health Screenings

“So many young men who do not have insurance need to be covered. You’d be surprised that younger people are having more problems today. Early detection is …

staff highlight

Meet Emma Johnston

As a community health worker in direct service, Emma Johnston’s main concern is health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid; but she also works with other DHS programs like food assistance and State Emergency Relief, utility bill assistance through True North and MOCAP, and any other kind of community referrals or aid possible.

 

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