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Tobacco 21

The KnowSmoke Coalition and 1 in 21 are collaboratively working together to further reduce smoking rates and promote a smoke-free generation. Raising the minimum age of legal access to tobacco products to 21 years of age will help reduce smoking rates. Nearly 200 jurisdictions in 14 states have already raised the minimum age of legal access to tobacco products.

In Muskegon County, adolescent smoking rates have been declining. However, adolescent use of e-cigarettes has increased, according to the CDC, over 900% nationwide from 2011 to 2015. In Muskegon County, according to the 2015-2016 Michigan Profile for a Health Youth (MIPHY), 17.5% of youth are using electronic vapor products, which is 10% higher than traditional cigarette use.

Adolescents are more likely to obtain cigarettes from social sources than through commercial transactions, and youth who reported receiving offers of cigarettes from friends were more likely to initiate smoking and progress to experimentation. As a result, raising the tobacco sales age to 21 has been shown to reduce high school smoking by over 50% and will reduce access from social sources.

As a community, we have worked hard to move the needle in the right direction, but our work is not yet done. We will not stop until Muskegon is the healthiest county by the year 2021. To support the Tobacco 21 Resolution of Support, please download and sign the attached resolution and send to:

Sign the Tobacco 21 Resolution here.

Increase of Tobacco-Buying Age to 21 Proposed to County Commissioners

Muskegon County May Increase Tobacco Age to 21

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Apr 24, 2021

Muskegon Spring Medication Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and sharp take back event on Saturday, April 24th. The event will take place at the …

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Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in the community. This process will guide efforts to improve health for the next three years. We need to hear from you! Your input will help us learn about our communities, their strengths, and the things that need to improve. This survey asks about you, your opinions, and where you live.

 

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Muskegon Medication Disposal Spring Event - April 24

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township …

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Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Mercy Health Muskegon and the Health Project have helped in rolling out vaccines in West Michigan in collaborative partnerships established in West Michigan. …

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Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program Host Spring Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township Fire Department, located at 1117 W. Walker Rd., Muskegon MI from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All MAMDP volunteers will be implementing and following COVID-19 safety protocols to allow for a safe event.

 

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