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No-Cigs for our Kids

The No Cigs for Our Kids Campaign is a multi-county campaign partnership with Allegan, Berrien, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties to reduce youth access to tobacco at area retailers. Components of then campaign include regular law enforcement tobacco compliance checks along with vendor education to retailers who want to avoid selling tobacco products to minors.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) / Vape

Ottawa County offers an educational presentation on the dangers associated with Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)/Vape for both Parents and Youth. The presentation provides a basic familiarization of vaping, short and long-term health impacts, and current trends seen within Ottawa County. This service is free of charge and can be scheduled by contacting Tim Findlay, Health Educator, at tfindlay@miottawa.org or (616)393-5776.

Ottawa County Clean Indoor Air Regulation

On January 14, 2020, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners approved revisions to the 2008 Ottawa County Regulation Eliminating Smoking in Public and Private Worksites and Public Places. This regulation is now titled the Ottawa County Clean Indoor Air Regulation. The purpose of this regulation is to protect public health and welfare by regulating smoking and the use of any tobacco products in public places and places of employment and recreation. The revisions provide the ability of the Sheriff's Office to enforce these regulations and for progressive penalties for people who violate the regulation. Any individuals found in violation of the ordinance shall be guilty of an infraction, leading to a warning and fines.

If you want to make a complaint regarding a violation of this ordinance, click here.
For more information about Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law, click here.

Free Resources to Quit Smoking

For More Information

Tim Findlay
tfindlay@miottawa.org
Health Educator
(616) 393-5776