Special Interest Groups

Although cigarette smoking has declined significantly since 1964, disparities in tobacco use remain across groups defined by race, ethnicity, educational level, and socioeconomic status and across regions of the country.

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Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Programs

MTUPP has Tobacco Prevention Specialists working specifically with Montanan youth and Montanan American Indian populations.


Youth and Young Adults

Big Tobacco is targeting youth to create life-long customers. As current tobacco-users are dying, Big Tobacco needs to find their “replacement smokers.” Find out how youth are being targeted and how MTUPP is countering the efforts.


American Indian Program

American Indian Populations

Find out how MTUPP's American Indian programs address tobacco prevention. Sacred tobacco plays an important role in many American Indian Tribes and can bring great healing. However, depending on intent of use, a great many American Indian people have become addicted to commercial tobacco harming many individuals and American Indian communities.


Behavioral Health

Montanans with Addictions & Mental Health Issues

Adults with some form of mental illness have a smoking rate 70% higher than adults with no mental illness. MTUPP, in conjunction with the Addictive and Mental and Disorders Division of DPHHS, developed a toolkit to assist Behavior Health Systems and Providers with integrating tobacco treatment and policies into their programs as a way to better help clients overcome their addiction. Contact MTUPP Cessation Specialist for a copy of the toolkit. For more information on tobacco use in the behavioral health population, visit the CDC.

Other Special Interest Groups

Center of Disease Control and other national networks provide further information on groups targeted by big tobacco.


LGBT Community

Smoking is the LGBT Community's  biggest health burden. LGBT people smoke cigarettes at rates that are 63% higher than the rest of the population.




Military Personnel and Veterans

If you are currently serving in the military, you’re more likely to smoke cigarettes than civilians. Smoking is even more common for those of you who have been deployed.


Other Population Groups

Other Population Groups

Find information on other population groups who are hardest hit by the burden of commercial tobacco use.

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