Community Health


Tobacco Use and Prevention

We’ve collaborated with Gallatin County Waste Management for an E-Cigarette Disposal Program

Incorrectly throwing away electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or vapes) creates a serious environmental danger, leading to contamination, pollution, and increase fire risks!

Gallatin County residents can drop off their e-cigarettes at the Bozeman Convenience Site FREE on Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All portions of the device, including nicotine container and battery, can be disposed at this location. Bozeman Convenience Site employees will show individuals where to drop off their products at the scale house window upon arrival.

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Experience the Freedom of Being Tobacco Free

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:

Quit Tobacco:

  • Quit line basic information
    • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and start your quit journey today!
      • Montana resident with an out of state number? Call 1-866-485-7848
    • People who use the quit line are 7-10x more likely to quit than those who try on their own!
    • The Quit Line offers:
      • Free coaching sessions
      • Free nicotine replacement therapy (lozenges, patches, inhalers, etc)
      • Chantix/Bupropion at a reduced cost with a prescription from your healthcare provider!
    • To learn more: Visit the Quit Line Website

Special Programs:

      • American Indian Program: Visit American Indian QuitLogix Site
      • Pregnancy & Postpartum Program
        • “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!”

Prevent tobacco use

Eliminate harmful exposure

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
    • Report a violation
    • Free signage: Free signage from Allegra Helena
  • Implement a Tobacco Free Policy
    • Tobacco Free Worksite
      • 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, Cherie Murbach: 406-582-3159 or
      • Useful Links
        1. Model worksite policy
        2. Worksite wellness policies
    • Tobacco Free Housing
    • Tobacco Free Event
      1. Tobacco-free events foster a healthy environment and model healthy behaviors for the youth who attend.
      2. Tobacco-free events toolkit: Get Toolkit (PDF)
      3. Make your event tobacco free – Contact Cherie: 406-582-3159 or
More Information:

Local Tobacco Education Specialist

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