The Ingham County Health Department has several programs and projects that work to eliminate unnecessary exposure to tobacco smoke. Help is also available for those that want to quit their tobacco addiction, to report exposure or to get help to reduce exposure to tobacco smoke in our community. Youth programs and community projects help to prevent addiction and are dedicated to raising healthier kids in Ingham County. Please call the Ingham County Health Department at (517) 887-4312 if you do not see the resource you need.
Michigan is a smoke-free state as of May 1, 2010. To find out more, use the following website or the toll-free phone number to access the information you need to be in compliance.
Toll-free phone number: (866) 59SMOKE or (866) 597-6653
Tobacco Retail Sales
In Ingham County all retailers who sell tobacco must purchase and display a tobacco sales license. The license is non-transferable and must be renewed by January 1 of each calendar year. Tobacco checks are conducted at each store on an annual basis through the cooperation of the Ingham County Health Department and the Ingham County Sheriff's Office. The documents below may help you maintain compliance with the Ingham County Retail Sales Regulation:
Quit-Tobacco programs are available several times monthly and for free across Ingham County. The services below may help you decide which option works best for you:
Pregnant mom's can get special quit-tobacco services (House Calls)
Most current smokers started before the age of 18. To help us reduce the number of addicted adults, Ingham County Health Department is involved in several projects to reduce youth use and addiction. Please become involved and help us address this serious problem.