Helena Indian Alliance

"Keeping our Community Strong" 

Tobacco Prevention Program


Tobacco Prevention
and
        Traditional Games
Here at Helena Indian Alliance, we promote healthy habits and learning tools. For more information contact Quincy B. at 442-9244 ext. 107

Montana Facts and Figures

  • More than 1,600 Montanans die each year from tobacco-related disease. (TFK, 2015)
  • Every year, Montanans pay more than $440 million in medical expenditures attributable to smoking; businesses pay more than $368 million in lost productivity due to illness and time off. (TFK, 2015)
  • 20% of all adults in Montana smoke, and 43% of American Indian adults in Montana smoke. (BRFSS, 2014)
  • Montana adult males use spit tobacco at a rate that is almost double the national average (15% compared to 8%). (BRFSS, 2014)
  • 13% of Montana youth are current cigarette smokers and 12% are current smokeless tobacco users. (YRBS, 2015)