Revisions to the Clean Indoor Air Act: What to Know…
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.
This 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
“How to file a complaint: https://webapp.hhs.mt.gov/cars/complaintForm.wems”
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:
The Montana Tobacco Quit Line,
(800) QUIT-NOW, is a FREE service designed to help you quit. Call now!
New! American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line with a dedicated line 1-855-372-0037 and web based enrollment www.MTAmericanIndianQuitline.com.
Refer a Patient: To refer a patient to the Montana Tobacco Quit Line please print out the referral form, fill it out, and fax it to: 1-800-261-6259
reACT is Montana’s teen-led movement to protect our generation’s health and freedom from tobacco. Healthy Gallatin reACT joins youth empowerment movements across the state and country in recognizing our power to take on the leading cause of preventable death: commercial tobacco use.
Healthy Gallatin works with landlords and tenants of multi-unit housing complexes to protect vulnerable, at-risk Montanans, including children and seniors from secondhand smoke. More info for tenants and landlords can be found by visiting tobaccofree.mt.gov.
October 1, 2009, marks an important day for tobacco use prevention in Montana. Full implementation of the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) requires all enclosed public places and workplaces, including bars, taverns, and casinos, to be smokefree. Laws like Montana’s CIAA protect public health and prevent diseases caused by exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. The significance of this major public health policy extends to future generations who will grow up healthy in a smokefree Montana. We encourage you to learn more about the CIAA by clicking here. The majority of Montanans support the CIAA. This law belongs to Montana’s citizens and we appreciate your continued support. If you observe a violation of the law in any enclosed public place or workplace in Montana, you can report it by completing a violation report form.
All tobacco/smoke-free signs and Quit Line materials are FREE of charge at the MTUPP online store.
Some groups of Montanans experience unusually high rates of tobacco use. For these groups, smoking rates have not declined significantly in the past decade as it has for the population of Montana as a whole. Women, veterans, low socioeconomic status populations, the mentally ill, and racial/ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to tobacco use. Through tailored outreach and public awareness we strive to eliminate these disparities.
This project is funded (in whole or in part) under a Contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department