Adult Current Cigarette/Smokeless Tobacco Use
In Montana, the percentage of adults (ages 18+) who currently smoke cigarettes was 22.1% in 2011. Across all states and D.C., the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults ranged from 11.8% to 29.0%. Montana ranked 32nd among the states.
The percentage of adults who currently use smokeless tobacco was 7.1% in 2011. Across all states and D.C., the prevalence ranged from 1.4% to 9.8%. Montana ranked 46th among the states.Text description of this graph is available on a separate page.
Youth Current Cigarette/Smokeless Tobacco/Cigar Use
In Montana, the percentage of youth in grades 9–12 who currently smoke cigarettes was 16.5% in 2011. The range across 44 states was 5.9% to 24.1%. Montana ranked 21st among 44 states.
The percentage of youth who currently use smokeless tobacco was 13.5% in 2011. The range across 40 states was 3.5% to 16.9%. Montana ranked 35th among 40 states.
The percentage of youth who currently smoke cigars was 16.1% in 2011. The range across 37 states was 5.0% to 18.3%. Montana ranked 31st among 37 states.
The percentage of youth who currently use tobacco (i.e., cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and/or cigars) was 27.3% in 2011. The range across 36 states was 7.8% to 31.9%. Montana ranked 26th among 36 states.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Past-Year Cigarette Initiation
In 2008–2009, of all Montana youth ages 12–17 who had never smoked, 5.6% smoked a cigarette for the first time in the past year. This ranked 18th in the nation, with a range of 3.3%–9.2% among the states.
Of all young adults ages 18–25 who had never smoked, 9.8% smoked a cigarette for the first time in 2008–2009. This ranked 37th in the nation, with a range of 4.2%–14.7% among the states.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Adult Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
Among all adults, the percentage who reported being exposed to secondhand smoke within the past 7 days was lower in Montana than in the nation overall. In 2009–2010, overall exposure to secondhand smoke in Montana was 35.7%, ranking 1st among the states.
Adults were exposed to secondhand smoke in various locations. The table shows the percentage of Montana adults who reported any exposure, as well as exposure in their home, in a vehicle, or in indoor or outdoor areas at work or public places in the past 7 days.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Opinions about Smoking in the Workplace
In 2009–2010, 78.9% of adults in Montana thought that smoking should never be allowed in indoor workplaces, ranking 27th among the states.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Smoke-Free Home Rules
In 2009–2010, 85.7% of adults in Montana reported that their homes had smoke-free home rules, ranking 8th among the states. The percentage of homes without smoke-free home rules with children living in them was 27.1%, ranking 8th among the states.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
State Smoke-Free Policy
As of June 30, 2012, Montana had a smokefree law that prohibits smoking in indoor areas of workplaces, restaurants, and bars. The state allowed communities to enact local smoke-free laws.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Adults Who Made a Quit Attempt in the Last Year
During 2009–2010, 59.6% of Montana adult smokers made a quit attempt in the past year, ranking 8th among the states.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
In 2010, the Montana quitline received 14,450 calls, and 5,301 tobacco users (an estimated 2.9% of all tobacco users in the state) received telephone counseling, cessation medications, or both from the state quitline.
Medicaid Coverage for Counseling and Medications
In 2010, Montana's Medicaid program provided incomplete coverage through Medicaid for tobacco-dependence treatment. Montana provided full coverage for all nicotine replacement therapies, full coverage for varenicline, full coverage for bupropion, and full coverage for individual counseling (i.e., no group coverage).Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Tobacco Counter-Marketing Media Intensity
CDC Best Practices recommendations translate into an average quarterly exposure of 1,200 general audience gross rating points (GRPs) and 800 youth target rating points (TRPs) in effective anti-tobacco media campaigns. Montana had an average of 722.9 general audience GRPs and 127.3 youth TRPs per quarter in television advertising supporting tobacco control messages in 2010.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Knowledge of the Dangers of Tobacco
In Montana, 62.4% of adults thought that breathing smoke from other people's cigarettes or other tobacco products is very harmful to one's health in 2009–2010. Additionally, 83.1% thought that cigarette smoking is very addictive.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
State Allows Local Advertising and Promotion Laws
As of June 30, 2012, Montana allowed local regulation of tobacco industry promotions and display of tobacco products in commercial establishments, but preempted local regulation of tobacco product sampling.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Over-the-Counter Retail Licensure
As of June 30, 2012, Montana required all establishments selling cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products over-the-counter to be licensed. Nationally, 37 states required over-the-counter licensure for cigarettes, 29 of which also have a requirement for smokeless tobacco, with various renewal frequencies, fees and penalties for violations.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Amount of Tobacco Product Excise Tax
As of June 30, 2012, the excise tax on cigarettes in Montana was $1.70 per pack, ranking 17th among the states. The tax on cigars was 50% of the wholesale price per cigar, and for little cigars the tax was 50% of the wholesale price per pack of 20. The tax on smokeless tobacco was also 50% of the wholesale price.Text description of this chart is available on a separate page.
Price Paid for Last Cigarettes Purchased
In Montana, 74.6% of adult smokers bought their last cigarettes by the pack, and 25.4% bought them by the carton in 2009–2010. The average price that Montana smokers reported paying for their last pack of cigarettes was $5.25 in 2009–2010; the range among states was $7.98 to $4.04. Montana did not have any reportable data on the average price paid for the last carton of cigarettes bought by smokers in 2009–2010; the range among 45 states with valid data was $64.45 to $30.46.
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