Tobacco Use in LGBTQ Communities

Nearly one in three lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adults use tobacco; a rate that is more than double non-LGBTQ adults. For LGBTQ youth in their teens and twenties, tobacco use is the most serious yet preventable health crisis. Increased social stress from being unfairly treated is common in the LGBTQ community, and if […]

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Are you “through with chew”?

January 31, 2019 | Cancer Screening, Tobacco Prevention

Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch— it’s not a safe alternative to cigarettes. If you are a father, brother, coach or community leader who uses chewing tobacco, you are setting a risky example for youth in your life. 90 percent of adults who use tobacco started in childhood, and […]

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Now is the perfect time to be through with chew!

February 15, 2018 | Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco Prevention

Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch— it’s not safe. If you are a father, brother, coach or community leader who uses chewing tobacco, you are setting a risky example for youth in your life. Ninety percent of adults who use tobacco started in childhood, and your own tobacco use […]

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Here is another side of tobacco often overlooked…

Tobacco use is harmful to the environment causing deforestation, soil degradation, and increased use of pesticides. On top of that, the dangers from smoking don’t stop once a cigarette is stubbed out. Cigarette filters/butts are the No. 1 littered item on Montana roadways; a major cause of air, land, and water pollution. Cigarette butts leach […]

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Tobacco Companies to Run Court-Ordered Ads Telling the Truth about their Deadly Products

Starting Nov. 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies have to run ads nationally telling the American people the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke. A federal court in 2006 ordered the companies to make these “corrective statements” after finding them guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws and lying to the public […]

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15 minutes, ½ gallon of cigarette butts, and a clean park!

It’s estimated that 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts end up as toxic trash each year and they are not biodegradable. As an example of the impact tobacco has on our environment, Monforton School Student Council and Leadership team cleaned up a half gallon of cigarette butts in Bozeman’s Kirk Park to raise awareness of […]

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The Great American Smokeout, November 16, 2017!

It’s coming, the annual Great American Smokeout; an opportunity to commit to a healthy, tobacco-free life with people across the country. Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Each year, over 480,000 people die from illnesses related to tobacco use; that’s 1 out of 5 […]

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There is no activism like SNO-activism!

As part of Kick Butts Day, the Leadership students at Monforton School (Bozeman) hosted their All Rural School dance last weekend.  This year, students used the dance to raise awareness of tobacco issues and garner support for Tobacco Free Parks. To get the buzz started, they created a “Snow Activism” message before the dance.  It […]

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The Gift of a Lifetime

December 27, 2016 | Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco Prevention

It’s that gift giving—and receiving—time of year again; the time of year that people break out their wallets and typically spend more money than they do during any other month. Sure, the latest and greatest electronic gadget might be a great gift, but there’s something else out there that’s way more meaningful and never gets […]

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Great American Smokeout

November 14, 2016 | Tobacco Prevention

Are you going to try quitting? Great American Smokeout–Thursday, November 17 Successfully quitting tobacco is a matter of planning and commitment, not luck. Decide now on your own plan. Some options include using nicotine replacement therapy, enrolling in the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, and using self-help books and pamphlets. For the best chance at success, […]

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