Welcome to the Online Home of Michigan's
Smoke-Free Community Assessment Tool
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Michigan,
and exposure to secondhand smoke is the second leading cause of death.
Nearly 15,000 Michigan residents die from smoking-related illnesses each year,
and almost 2,500 Michigan residents die from illnesses related to exposure to
secondhand smoke. About 19% of Michigan residents are current smokers and
nearly 70% want to quit smoking.
But there’s hope. We can create smoke-free communities and
assist residents in finding services to help them quit smoking!
Research indicates the implementation of smoke-free policies at schools, outdoor venues, and
other public places can prevent youth from starting to smoke and motivate smokers to
The Smoke-Free Communities Assessment Tool (SFCAT) was designed to help communities
increase smoke-free environments – in outdoor environments, college
campuses and other public places. The SFCAT also includes a section on identifying
available local tobacco use and dependence treatment services.
For more information, see the About the SFCAT section.
If you represent a Michigan community and want to improve your community’s health,
start by registering - it takes less than 5 minutes.
Communities ToolKit provides guidelines and ideas for implementing changes for a healthier community-including physical, policy and social changes.
Click here to access a copy.