Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition | Tobacco Prevention | Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition prevents the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
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Tobacco is an agricultural crop that has a negative impact on humans –  smoking can cause chronic lung disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke, as well as cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder. When a person smokes a cigarette or any type of electronic nicotine delivery system, the body responds immediately to the chemical nicotine in the smoke. Nicotine causes a short-term increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and the flow of blood from the heart. It also causes the arteries to narrow. Carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. This, combined with the effects produced by nicotine, creates an imbalance in the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood is able to supply.


One of the main substances abused by students in Clinton County is tobacco.


In 2013-2014, we completed our most recent Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth Survey from 7th, 9th and 11th grade students in Clinton county. From this survey, we learned that more than 5% of 11th grade students confirmed they have used cigarettes in the past 30 days and more than 10% have consumed another form of tobacco. Preventing tobacco use among youth is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic in not only our county but also the United States.



Our goal is to provide our local community with tobacco prevention information and use comprehensive strategies to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease and death. Our primary goals are to help tobacco users quit, prevent youth from starting to use tobacco and protect the residents of our county from secondhand smoke. Our focus is to develop strategies and activities that will prevent the use of tobacco and at the same time implementing and supporting activities that will control or alleviate the negative health effects of direct use or the indirect exposure to tobacco.


You Can Quit! We Can Help!



At Clinton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Our Strategic Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation includes:


  • Facilitate vendor education to a minimum of 65 tobacco vendors in Clinton County
  • Complete compliance checks for a minimum of 50 tobacco vendors in Clinton County
  • Implement social norm campaigns “Most Teens Don’t” and “Above the Influence”
Parent Toolkit to Raise Drug Free Kids

*Becky started smoking cigarettes in high school because she thought it would help her fit in. A heavy smoker for years, at age 45 Becky was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—a serious lung disease that makes it harder to breathe and can cause death.