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Tobacco Use & Prevention

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May 2018 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips from Former Smokers® Campaign

  • Tips From Former Smokers® features real people living with serious, long-term health problems caused by smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • The body begins repairing itself immediately after quitting tobacco; blood pressure lowers within 20 minutes; the chance of a heart attack decreases after 24 hours; and risk of coronary heart disease cuts to half that of smokers after 1 year.
  • Tobacco uses are 7 to 10 times more likely to quit when they use the Montana Tobacco Quit Line than if they were to try quitting alone. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to enroll today!

March 2018 - A Success Story - Montana Tobacco Free School of Excellence Initiative

  • 80% of Montana public school districts have adopted comprehensive tobacco free policy and are recognized as Montana Tobacco Free School Districts of Excellence.
  • Since the inception of the Montana Tobacco Free School Excellence Initiative in 2009, high school student smoking rates have decreased by 35%.
  • An alarming number of Montana high school students report currently using electronic cigarettes. Vaping is not harmless; know the risks.

June 2017 - Montana Tobacco Quit Line

  • For adult smokers wanting to quit, using a telephone or online-based quit line is one of the most effective ways to "kick the habit."
  • 31,000 callers have quit tobacco for good using the Montana Tobacco Quit Line.
  • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW today for help quitting all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, smokeless and pipe tobacco.

January 2017 - E-cigarette Use a Serious Public Health Concern

  • In Montana, 30% of high school students use e-cigarettes – over 7 times the rate of use among adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that is unsafe for youth and their developing brains.
  • The Surgeon General declared the rapid rise in e-cigarette use among youth as a serious public health concern in a report issued December 8th, 2016.