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Take Down Tobacco Day
This year we celebrate Take Down Tobacco Day on April 1st, 2021. Youth, youth leaders, allies, and advocates are joining together virtually to host events that promote the following ideas with the goal of becoming the first-ever tobacco-free generation.
- Raising awareness about the harms of tobacco products across our communities nationwide.
- Make a personal commitment to reject the lies and manipulation of Big Tobacco and the Vaping Industry. You can make your commitment today, by signing our tobacco-free pledge and posting it to your social media accounts.
- Educate local, county, and state elected representatives to support legislation that protects youth from the harmful marketing of tobacco products.
ReACT is hosting a Take Down Tobacco Day Instagram competition this year. Teens from the state may submit an Instagram post that promotes the mission of creating the first-ever tobacco-free generation incorporating the Take Down Tobacco Day logo.
Five winners will be selected and their posts will be posted to the ReACT Instagram account throughout the first week of April, to celebrate Take Down Tobacco Day 2021!
Winners will receive a reACT goodie bag including a t-shirt, hoodie, and pair of aviator sunglasses!
Submit Posts by email to MTREACT@mt.gov
Submissions Due: March 15th, 2021
Winner Announcement: March 22th, 2021
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. Tobacco is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and across the globe. Find out more at takedowntobacco.org.
Legislative Youth Action Day 2021
Is an event that occurs every two years during the legislative session, the second week of February. We partner with the Montana American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Traditionally this is a one-day event as the Capitol; however this year it is a two-hour live-streamed webinar. Engaging teens with legislators by sharing their personal testimonies on the importance of shaping the first tobacco-free generation in Montana. Through the support of legislative proposals, that would protect the following generations from the targeting of Big Tobacco and the Vaping Industry.
Join us this year on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 10:50 for a Montana Youth Panel comprised of reACT members, tobacco-free rodeo athletes, and a special guest the president of ISTEP Courtney Sweet. Register for this event at
Join us Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 11:00 AM for our Youth Action Day 2021. Featuring live teen testimonies, reACT overview, giveaway, and call to join the first-ever tobacco-free generation. To join this event click the zoom link below.
Meeting ID: 930 4646 7614
We look forward to seeing you this year at our virtual Legislative Youth Action Day 2021!
Through With Chew Week
This year we celebrate Through with Chew from February 14th, 2021 thru February 20th, 2021.
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.
Red Ribbon Week
Is a national, week-long event every October 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.