The Montana Office of Public Instruction School Tobacco Use Prevention and Education program provides technical assistance and resources to Montana school districts.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Expand and strengthen the capacity of local education agencies to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use in coordination with the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program
  • Provide technical assistance to public schools by promoting compliance with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act and in the development of tobacco free school policies. 

Kris Minard, Program Specialist - Tobacco Use Prevention Education  406.444.0785

Holly Mook, Director - Coordinated School Health Unit  406.431.3126

Addressing Youth Tobacco Use in Montana Schools with Restorative Practices

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                                            Remote Learning Tobacco Prevention Education Resources for Schools

NEW Vaping Prevention: A FREE Self-Paced Online Course from Stanford Medicine 


NEW!  "Student Vaping: Is It Impacting Your Teaching?"  Join us on April 29th, 2021 at 4 pm for a one-hour online training designed for teachers, administrators, counselors, and any interested school staff. Attendees will learn about new vaping products, youth vaping trends, and free prevention resources for schools.  Please join us and take part in an important conversation about how youth vaping is impacting Montana schools. Let’s learn from each other and talk about strategies to help our students stay tobacco free.  Participants will receive one OPI renewal unit. Submit questions or comments and Register here.