In 2008, Montana became the first state in the nation to have a Tobacco-Free High School Rodeo Association!
The reACT Tobacco-Free Rodeo Campaign aims to get tobacco out of our rodeos and honor our rodeo athletes who pledge to live tobacco-free. Throughout the Montana High School Rodeo Association spring season, reACT goes to 12 rodeos as part of the reACT Tobacco-Free Rodeo Series.
reACT ends the season at the finals. The night of finals, our program brings a motivational speaker who encourages us to remain tobacco-free and educates our communities.
In the past, tobacco became a part of rodeo culture—but it doesn’t have to be anymore. reACT and the Montana High School Rodeo Association have taken a stand! We’re now one of only two states to have a tobacco-free high school rodeo—and that’s because tobacco has no place in our rodeos!