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Village of Bellaire joins growing list of tobacco-free communities

Posted on April 9th, 2019

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan and SAFE in Northern Michigan recognizes the Village of Bellaire for its commitment to maintaining a healthy community. The Village Council recently passed a resolution prohibiting the use of all tobacco products—cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes— in its parks and beaches, with the exception of rented outdoor spaces including the Richardi Park Gazebo, Pavilion and Craven Park Campground. The Village of Bellaire joins many other local jurisdictions in Northern Michigan by banning tobacco use in designated public areas. “We want to congratulate Bellaire for going tobacco-free, and we encourage other jurisdictions to do the same,” said Amy Brown , Community Health Coordinator at the Health Department and SAFE in Northern Michigan coalition member. “Banning tobacco in these areas is a giant step forward in protecting the health of our communities and the environment.”

Learn about other tobacco-free parks and municipalities in Northern Michigan – click here

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