Tobacco Use Prevention

You can do it, we’re here to help

Our mission is to address the public health crisis that is caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco and nicotine-based products.

As a local contractor of the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP), our goal is to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use by:

  • Preventing tobacco use among young people
  • Eliminating exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke
  • Eliminating disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among certain populations
  • Encouraging people to quit
Reducing disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use.

Youth Prevention

Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe whether it is smoked, smokeless, or electronic. If smoking continues at current rates, 5.6 million—or 1 out of every 13—of today’s children will ultimately die prematurely from a smoking-related illness.

We work with area middle school age youth through reACT! Against Corporate Tobacco to engage other youth and plan projects that educate the community about the harmful effects of tobacco.

Learn about the dangers of e-cigarette use

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, along with other harmful substances. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development. Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

Our Tobacco Education Specialists are available to talk to your youth group, PTA, sports team or other youth-oriented organization about the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens.

Schedule an e-cigarette presentation: 406.247.3305

Our Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) program educates youth caught with tobacco products.

More information or to register student for INDEPTH: 406.247.3305

Clean Indoor Air Act

In Yellowstone County, the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) has been strengthened by the RiverStone Board of Health through local Rule #7 to prohibit the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in public places and workplaces. Smoking and the use of ENDS are also prohibited within 20 feet of doors, windows, or ventilation systems of public buildings.

Anyone who witnesses a violation of the CIAA or Rule #7 is encouraged to file a formal complaint.

Did you know?

Four Montanans die every day from tobacco-related diseases, and corporate tobacco spends more than $31 million a year to advertise tobacco products in Montana.
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