Tobacco Use Prevention Program
This year, Montana received an A for smokefree air, F for tobacco control program funding, C for cigarette taxes, and D for coverage of quit smoking treatments and services.
In 2012, Montana failed to fund its tobacco prevention program at levels recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – even though it took in $118 million from tobacco settlement payments and tobacco taxes in 2012.
Millions of illnesses and deaths from tobacco use could be prevented and billions of dollars in health care costs saved if all states, including Montana, invested just some of the money it takes in from tobacco taxes and settlement payments.
Please ask Governor Bullock and the Montana legislature to fund tobacco prevention and control programs at the levels recommended by the CDC.
We need to keep kids from starting to smoke and help current smokers quit – and the money exists to do it.
Gallatin County Tobacco Use Prevention Program
404 West Main
Bozeman, Montana 59715