Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
2/10: reACt meeting
12/16-2/22: Though With Chew Week
2/20: Great American Spit Out
3/19: Kick Butts Day
Tobacco use is the current leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
Montana Tobacco Quit Line Services
A FREE telephone service for all Montanan's- 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669
A FREE personalized quit plan
5 FREE pro-active cessation coaching sessions
8 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches or lozenges). Callers who enroll in Quit Line services may be eligible for up to 8 weeks of free NRT. The Quit Line will explain to the caller how and when these medications will be mailed out
Chantix at a reduced cost ($50 co-pay per month for three months)
Bupropion at reduced cost ($5 co-pay per month for three months)
FREE educational materials for health care providers as well as friends and families of tobacco users
A fax referral system for health care providers who have patients that want to quit using tobacco
People who use the Montana Tobacco Quit Line are 7 to 10 times more likely to quit than those trying to quit on their own.
Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)
95% of Montana adults believe secondhand smoke is harmful to health. Protecting citizens from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke is one of the most important measures a state can take to improve public health. The 2005 legislature amended the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act to clarify that the rights of citizens to breathe smoke free air takes priority over the desire to smoke.
9 in 10 Montanans support the Clean Indoor Air Act for restaurants and 3 out of 4 Montanans support it for bars, taverns, and casinos. The law also prohibits the use of tobacco products in all public schools and in any indoor area, room, or vehicle that the general pulbic is allowed to enter or that serves as a place of work. Bars and casinos were granted a temporary exception to the law and had until October 1, 2009 to comply.
For more information about the clean Indoor Air Act, call toll-free 1-866-787-5247
Report Clean Indoor Air Act Violations
reACT is Montana's teens-led movement against Big Tobacco. reACT joins statewide youth empowerment movements across the country in recognizing the power of young people to effectively take on one of our leading preventable causes of death- commercial tobacco use.
Corporate Tobacco spends millions targeting teen in Montana. They use lies and manipulation. That's why reACT uses eveything we've got to fight against them- our brains, our connections and our willpower. reACT members, called reACTors, can be found all across Montana. And we have one thing in common.
When Big Tobacco targets us, we don't just sit there- we take action. We reACT. and we get noticed
Click HERE for more information. Our local high school coalition, Wolves reACt, currently meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of each month.