Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Officer
Andre Reed - Deputy Health Officer
Emily Nelson - Public Health Nursing Services Manager
Melissa Opheim - Public Health Services Manager/EPC
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Thomas Bender - Medical Director
Dr. William Morrone - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014


Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women


Contact the Bay County Health Department if you would like a hard copy of the Smokers Quit Kit, or A Quit Smoking Diary to help you on your journey to being smoke free.


Quit Smoking Today

Expectant Mothers Quit Kit 

Pregnant and Smoking - Tobacco Quitline

Quit 4 Baby - Free text messaging program for pregnant women who are trying to quit.

SmokeFree Women -Smokefree Women helps you or someone you care about quit smoking by providing quitting advice, tips and support specific to women needs, including expecting mothers.

Become an EXFree online program to help pregnant women quit smoking (Developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


How Smoking Affects the Unborn Baby 

Baby Center - Inside Pregnancy: How Smoking Affects Your Baby (Video)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Tobacco Use and Pregnancy

Smoking and Pregnancy -Effects on Women and Baby  

9 Myths About Smoking and Pregnancy