Comprehensive 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Program
The initiative is staffed by the Allegan County Health Department Health Education section and is funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The goal and objectives are to eliminate exposure to second-hand smoke in public schools including on-and off-campus events, promote comprehensive 24/7 tobacco-free schools, and increase the number of local public school districts with comprehensive 24/7 tobacco-free school policies, that include newly emerging tobacco products. Additional activities include community awareness and education of the negative effects of secondhand smoke and the dangers of newly emerging tobacco and non-tobacco nicotine products and their availability near schools, as well as communication with elected officials to encourage support of tobacco control legislation. The initiative is county-wide, including the following public school districts: Allegan, Fennville, Glenn, Hopkins, Martin, Otsego, Plainwell, Wayland.