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    Breathe easy – Michigan goes smoke-free

     

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    April 26, 2010

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    Beginning May 1, smoking won’t be allowed in most public places in Michigan. What does this mean for Michigan residents? The Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law prohibits smoking in public places such as businesses, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, bowling alleys, concert halls, arenas, museums, mechanic shops, health facilities, nursing homes, education facilities and child care centers.

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    For non-smokers, it’s good news. It means enjoying dinner at a favorite restaurant or bowling with the family without being exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke. For smokers, the news may be a little irritating for those who enjoy smoking a cigarette while watching the big game at a bar or while spending an evening at a night club.
    Whatever the case, non-smoker or smoker, everyone should agree that smoke-free air is cleaner air, and clean air is fundamental to good health. So, why not use this as an opportunity to stop smoking altogether? Easier said than done, right?

    Kicking the habit is not easy but, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan program called Quit the Nic can help. Quit the Nic matches Blues members with registered nurse health coaches to help them develop action plans to quit smoking.


    Interested in Quit the Nic? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members call
    1-800-775-BLUE (2583).  Blue Care Network members call 1-800-811-1764.
    To learn about Michigan’s smoke-free law, visit www.michigan.gov/smokefreelaw.

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    1. Eric says:

      Can't wait for May 1, and Shae is definitely an inspiration.

    2. Ashley Star says:

      I totally agree Eric! I am going to make sure that I go out to support local business in the next couple weeks to support them going smoke free!

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