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Smoke-free, Multi-Agency, Resource Team (SMART)

What is the SMART Coalition?

SMART is a coalition dedicated to reducing tobacco use and involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke in Genesee County. SMART’s membership consists of prevention agencies, hospital personnel, non-profit agencies and concerned citizens.

How do I become a member of the SMART Coalition?

If you are interested in learning more about the SMART Coalition, would like to attend a meeting or would like to become a member, please contact Taya Karki at (810) 341-5900 or by e-mail at

What does SMART work on?

  • Community education regarding the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke.
  • Policies that protect residents from secondhand smoke.
  • Advocates for local and statewide laws that reduce smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Maintains a current list of local quit tobacco resources.
  • Keeps track of local tobacco issues.
  • Educates legislators regarding tobacco issues and tobacco prevention funding.

SMART Meeting Schedule

The SMART Coalition meets from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. at the Genesee County Health Department in Conference Rooms 1 – 4.  Call (810) 341-5900 to RSVP if you plan to attend.  The current meeting schedule is as follows:

  • November 13, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • May 14, 2018

Important Tobacco Related Links & Resources

Tobacco Free Michigan – SMART is an active member of Tobacco-Free Michigan (TFM).  TFM is a state-wide coalition that works to prevent and reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects in all Michigan communities through education, networking, advocacy and dissemination of research data, with a specific focus on vulnerable populations heavily targeted by the tobacco industry.