The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program is joining forces with the American Cancer Society for this year’s Great American Smokeout. This annual event challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for at least one day, in hopes that they will quit for good. It is held around the country and helps raise awareness about tobacco use and to encourage tobacco users to quit, providing them with helpful cessation information and resources.
The Great American Smokeout raises awareness about the deaths and chronic diseases caused by smoking. 1,400 Montanans die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. Challenging smokers to stop tobacco use, the event will also provide information on effective ways to quit.
Choteau hosted their annual Quit Cold Turkey Trot 5K and one mile run/walk on November 18, 2017. The Teton County Health Department and the Healthy Teton County Coalition partnered to host this run to help educate their community on the dangers of smoking.