Tobacco-Free Missoula County
Tobacco-Free Missoula County works to address the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of tobacco products. This goal fits in the Health Promotion Division mission of the Missoula City-County Health Department, which is ". . . to act in partnership to enhance and maintain environments in which people can thrive."
Tobacco use is the leading
preventable cause of death in the U.S.
- Upcoming Events & Reminders
- Clean Indoor Air Act
- Project Areas:
- Smoke Free Apartments
- Smoke Free Homes & Cars
- Pregnant Women: Cessation & Intervention
- Community Cessation
- Teens & Tobacco
- Tobacco Use Information
- Related Information
- Contact information
Upcoming Events & Reminders
Red Ribbon Week - Is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.
Great American Smokeout - November 21, 2013
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to quit and stay quit.
New Year's Resolution
Reminder - December 31, 2013
Start the year off right; make a plan to quit smoking this year!
Use the New Year as motivation for a smoke-free life in 2014!!
|Clean Indoor Air Act|
|The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) requires ALL enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places to be smokefree, including bars and casinos. The Clean Indoor Air Act is a complaint driven process. Complaints can be filed online at www.tobaccofree.mt.gov or on a paper form.|
|Smoke Free Apartments|
|Smoke Free Homes & Cars|
|Pregnant Women: Cessation & Intervention|
|Teens & Tobacco|
|Tobacco Use Information|
reAct Against Corporate Tobacco - Montana's teen-led movement against the tobacco industry.
Montana's Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) accomplishments:
- Statewide youth smoking prevalence declined from 29% in 2001 to 17% in 2011.
- Legislative law passed prohibiting smoking indoors in all public places, fully effective October 2009.
- People who use the Quit Line (1-800-QUIT NOW - 1-800-784-8669) are 7-10 times more likely to quit. 63% of tobacco users want to quit!
- More than 97% of Montanans are served by tobacco use prevention programs located in 50 counties, 7 American Indian reservations, and 2 urban Indian centers.
Smoking during pregnancy - NY Univsersity School of Medicine, 2013
|Tobacco Free Missoula County Coordinator:||Kaila Warren|
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