Department of Public Health

Tobacco Prevention

No Cigs for Our Kids | Smoke-Free Indoor Air Regulation | Free Resources to Quit Smoking | Tips From Former Smokers

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.

Smoke-Free Indoor Air Regulation

In January 2008, Ottawa County adopted a workplace smoke-free indoor air regulation. Below you will find all the information about the local regulation, tools to ensure your compliance, plus a link to the Michigan Smoke-Free Air Law. The state law took effect on May 1, 2010 and includes restaurants and bars as locations where smoking is not allowed. The Ottawa County regulation will also remain in effect. The county regulation adds the prohibition of smoking within 25 feet of any non-food public or private establishment entrance, operable window and ventilation system intake and in business vehicles. (This 25 foot perimeter does not apply to restaurants or bars.) Free "no smoking" decals are available at the Department of Public Health offices while supplies last. For further information, call the Smoke-Free Regulation Coordinator at (616) 393-5645.

Free Resources to Quit Smoking

Holland Hospital-Leave the Pack Behind: 616-392-5141
Zeeland Hospital-Tobacco Free for Good: 616-685-1410
Perrigo-Discounted Nicotine Replacement Products: 269-673-9753
Michigan Tobacco Quitline:1-800-QUIT-NOW
QuitSTART iPhone App for Teens