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July 2014 Meeting Recap
Our summer membership meeting was held on July 18. If you were unable to attend, you missed some great information!
TFM Board Member Lisa Danto, along with Traverse Bay Area Tobacco Coalition member Karl DeFoe, presented on the recently completed National Cherry Festival. For those of you that don't know, the festival was smokefree this year. Lisa and Karl presented on some of the successes and challenges of the project. We hope that TFM members may be able to work with their local festivals, and keep the Cherry Festival experience in mind as a starting point!
Karl was also awarded with a Mosquito Award for all this hard work on the festival and in the coalition. He is accepting his award in the above picture, joined by Board Chair Amanda Holm and Lisa Danto, who nominated him. Congratulations Karl!
The Multicultural Network also presented some information regarding their group and a recent legislative visit they had, where they presented information on how tobacco use affects disparate populations and how the Master Settlement Agreement funds are used in Michigan. We appreciate their hard work in presenting this message!
Information was also presented regarding the latest challenges regarding e-cigarette legislation in Michigan. No law has been put in place as of yet, but we are working to make sure that public health concerns are addressed in the final version. Stay tuned for more updates!
Please consider joining us for our October meeting, where we'll be electing board members and providing more information for you to use at home in your work!
April 2014 Meeting Recap
Tobacco-Free Michigan held a quarterly membership meeting on Friday, April 4, 2014. In addition to our usual Quitline and legislative updates, we were fortunate to have presentations by students from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
The groups presented on issues with tobacco use, HIV and community mental health centers.
We also had a presentation from Cliff Douglas, J.D. regarding the outdoor smokefree proposal that is being considered by the Ann Arbor City Council.