Want to get plugged in? Here’s how:
Celebration on the Hill
(January when Legislature is in session)
It happens every other year during the Montana Legislative Session. It’s usually a one-day event at the Capitol in Helena where teens talk tobacco with state leaders.
Are you passionate about tobacco? Have great leadership potential? Interested in community engagement or public speaking? This event gives you the training and tools to effectively educate Legislators and others. There’s also time built in to meet with legislators in person.
Through With Chew Week
(Third Full Week in Feb.)
It’s a national week-long event every February to raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco—including chew and snuff—and encourage people to quit.
The next one is Feb.16th-22nd, 2020. The Great American Spit Out is Thurs. Feb. 20th.
Take Down Tobacco Day
Kick Buts Day is now Take Down Tobacco Day. This is a day of activism where communities across the globe rally to push for the first tobacco-free generation. Youth tobacco rates are at a 20-year high in the U.S. due to the worsening youth e-cigarette epidemic, and tobacco is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and across the globe. Find out more at takedowntobacco.org.
Red Ribbon Week
(Oct. 23rd -31st)
It’s a national, week-long event every year that focuses on the choice to be free of all drugs—including nicotine, the highly-addictive drug in cigarettes and vapes. You can do the following:
• Enter Your Photos in the Photo Contest
• Enter the Annual “Theme” Contest
• Take the Drug-Free Pledge
Get the details about Red Ribbon Week.
You can do this any time. Just take over a sidewalk that gets a lot of foot traffic. Use sidewalk chalk to write big, bold, brightly-colored facts, stats or quotes about smoking or vaping. You’ll draw attention and help expose the truth.