Healthy Gallatin is committed to addressing the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco products. Through funding made possible by the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) we work with community partners to eliminate tobacco use, especially among young people.
Our goal, and that of MTUPP is to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use through work focused in these core areas:
“In addition to the Tobacco Quit Line services, the Quit Now Montana Pregnancy Program offers pregnant and postpartum callers a personal female quit coach, extended coaching calls with cash incentives, 8 weeks Nicotine Replacement Therapy during pregnancy and additional weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy postpartum.
Be sure to identify yourself as a pregnant woman when calling the Montana Tobacco Quit Line!”
No matter who you are or where you live or what you do, tobacco use can keep you from living in a healthy way. Maybe you want more information to help support someone who is quitting; maybe you want to learn more about smoke-free apartments, or the effects of secondhand smoke. Maybe you want pointers on how to make public areas smoke-free or to help patients or clients to quit using tobacco. This page gives you that information and more.
Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking and vaping are not allowed in enclosed public places.
Business owners/managers must post a sign (in a conspicuous place) at all public entrances stating, smoking in the enclosed public place is prohibited.
Does not apply to: Private residences, private motor vehicles, As part of a lecture, demonstration, or educational forum sanctioned by a school administrator concerning the risks associated with use of a tobacco product, hotel/motel room designated as smoking–not more than 35% of rooms can be designated as smoking rooms, A site being used in connection with cultural activities by American Indians
Worksite wellness programs and policies have a substantial impact on health care costs, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, and productivity. If you are interested in finding out more on how to build or strengthen the worksite wellness program, including implementing a tobacco-free workplace policy at your worksite please contact your local Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Heather Demorest: 406.582.3118, Heather.Demorest@gallatin.mt.gov
The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA) does not regulate smoking in individual apartments; however, landlords have the right to implement smokefree policies. The Housing and Urban Development Department implemented a smokefree rule, requiring all HUD funded units go smokefree by 2018. Also, many private landlords implement smokefree policies in their multi-unit housing facilities to protect their tenants from the dangers associated with smoking.