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
Earth Day - April 22, 2014
The goal is to include cigarette litter and pollution control in Earth Day activities as part of a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control program to increase awareness of the detrimental effects of tobacco use to people and the environment and to consequently reduce tobacco use.
World No Tobacco Day - May 31, 2014
The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
Montana Quit Line Anniversary
May marks the Anniversary of the Montana Tobacco Quit Line in providing
support for those people who want to live free from tobacco addiction.
The Montana Tobacco Quit Line, funded by the Montana Tobacco Use
Prevention Program, provides free help to tobacco users who want to
National Cancer Survivors Day - June 1, 2014
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundred of communities nationwide and around the world. It is a celebration for those who have survived, and inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.
|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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