Pondera County Health Department is committed to addressing the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco products. Through funding made possible by the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP), we work with community partners to eliminate tobacco use, especially among young people.
Children are particularly vulerable to the effects of secondhand smoke, because they are still developing physically, have higher breathing rates, and have little control over their indoor environments. Children exposed to high doses of secondhand smoke run the greatest risk of experiencing damaging health effects.
Our goal, and that of MTUPP, is to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use. For more information about our services or to request free signage, please contact our in-house Tobacco Prevention Specialist.
Learn more by visiting the Montana DPHHS website, or by contacting our office.