Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
In 1996 Oregonians passed Ballot Measure 44, raising the cigarette tax and appropriating 3 cents of this tax to establish a statewide tobacco prevention and education program. The Oregon Health Authority oversees this program which provides funding to all county health departments. For over a decade, now, the Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention team has been educating the general public about tobacco, the leading preventable cause of death, and mobilizing community partnerships to advocate for the passage of public health policies and systems changes that support community health by reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
Lane County Tobacco Prevention and Education Goals
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- Prevent youth from initiating tobacco use.
- Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities in all populations.
- Provide help to everyone who wants to quit smoking or using tobacco.
- Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
Improving Community Health
Oregon’s investment in Tobacco Prevention is paying off, both locally and statewide, but there is still work to do.
In Lane County:
- 20.8% of adults smoke (2010-2013)
- 14% of women smoked during pregnancy (2008-2012)
- 29.3% of 11th graders use tobacco (2015)
- 16.5% of 8th graders use tobacco (2015)
- 80.4% of adults who smoke want to quit (2010-2013)
- 60% of adults who smoke tried to quit in the past year (2010-2013)
State of Oregon
Indoor Clean Air Laws
Smokefree Places & Events
Resources to Help you Quit
Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Lane County
The following agencies have at least one Tobacco Treatment Specialist on staff who takes referrals to help patients quit tobacco:
- Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute, Options, 541-222-7442
- Direction Service Counseling Center, 541-344-7303
- Emergence, 541-741-7107
- Options, 503-680-6576
- The Child Center, 541-726-1465
- White Bird Clinic, 541-683-1641
- McKenzie Willamette Hospital, 541-726-4471
- Relief Nursery, 541-343-9706, ext. 30
- Serenity Lane, 541-284-5670
- Laurel Hill Center, 541-485-6340
- South Lane Mental Health, 541-767-4185
- Looking Glass, 541-484-4428
- ShelterCare, 541-686-1262
- Volunteers In Medicine Clinic, 541-335-2826
- Community Health Centers of Lane County
Online Quit Resources
Christy Inskip, MPH, CHES
Program Coordinator, Tobacco Prevention & Education