Tobacco Reduction Coalition

The coalition is an active partner with the Ypsilanti Health Coalition.  This partnership allows for collaboration with other local agencies and community-based organizations to reduce tobacco use and second hand smoke among county residents. 

Get Involved!

Any Washtenaw County resident can join the coalition. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month from 11:30am to 1pm at the Washtenaw Community College Harriet Street Center.  For more information contact DeBorah Borden at (734) 544-6874 or bordend@ewashtenaw.org.

Activities of the Coalition

  • Actively collaborates with the Washtenaw County Health Improvement Plan (HIP) to improve the health of county residents through the reduction of tobacco and secondhand smoke.

  • Produces and maintains a brochure listing all smoking cessation programs in the county.

  • Supports the Washtenaw Asthma Coalition in their efforts to provide education and smoking cessation materials to asthma patients in communities of color, lower income individuals and pregnant women.

  • Supports federal, state, and local legislative issues for cleaner air.

  • Advocates in favor of smoke-free polices and environments at the local, state and national levels.

Goals and Objectives

  • Mobilize community agencies and resources to increase the number of quit attempts and the success of persons attempting to quit tobacco use in the community.

  • Educate local business leaders on the economic and public health benefits of creating smoke free environments.

  • Provide support for key policy makers interested in local regulation of secondhand tobacco smoke.

  • Consults with local schools and community-based organizations on issues related to tobacco prevention and smoking cessation.


Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) provides funding for Public Health to support the coalition.

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