More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant. A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18 percent in Michigan.
This week the Ann Arbor city council passed an ordinance to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
Michigan is falling short when it comes to helping smokers quit, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.
The report takes issue with Michigan’s failure to pass a tobacco tax increase in over a decade, said Andrew Schepers, a spokesman for the A-C-S. Continue reading
A Michigan Representative has introduced legislation that would make smoking with someone under 18 in the car a civil infraction. Much like a speeding ticket. Continue reading
A check by state health officials over the past year found an uptick in the number of retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors. The Department of Community Health Survey found 18 percent of retailers sold tobacco to minors. That’s a seven percentage point jump from two years ago.
Central Michigan University will join more than 800 tobacco free schools this summer with its new “Breath of Fresh Air” policy. Continue reading
Many people make new years resolutions to live healthier lifestyles.
One thing you can do to help with that, outside of the healthier eating and exercise, is to be screened for Lung Cancer. Continue reading