Tobacco Listening Sessions in November

Tobacco Listening Sessions in November

The Tobacco Prevention and Reduction Program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking for community members to tell us about tobacco use in their local neighborhoods to help inform our work.  We are excited to hear from all community agencies, organizations, and community members.

Please distribute and post the attached flier broadly.

All are welcome to attend.

3 SCHEDULED LISTENING SESSIONS:

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Huntington Bank Community Room | 511 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Gaylord Library | 700 South Otsego, Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1 – 3 p.m. at Kalamazoo Community Foundation | Lawrence Community Room, 402 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

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Upcoming Events

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