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
50-Year Celebration of the
first Surgeon General's report on tobacco.
Issued on January 11, 1964, it was a historic turning point in the fight against tobacco use. The U.S. has made enormous progress over 50 years, cutting smoking rates by more than half and per capita consumption of cigarettes by more than 70 percent. Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Surgeon General will release the 50th anniversary Surgeon General's report on smoking and health. New data being released in that report and in leading health journals will demonstrate clearly that:
Reducing tobacco use
has had the single greatest impact on the nation's health
over the last 50 years.
Through with Chew Week---February 16-22---is an annual effort to draw awareness to the issues with smokeless tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes, as some young people believe, and it is even more habit forming because it contains a higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes.
Great American Spit Out---February 20, 2014---occurs in conjunction with Through With Chew Week. It is designed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco. The Great American Spit Out is a day when smokeless tobacco users are encouraged to quit for a day and, ultimately, quit for good. February 20, 2014.
Kick Butts Day---March 19, 2014---is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.
|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 and Pregnancy - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
|Tobacco Free Missoula County Coordinator:||Kaila Warren|
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