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Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention Success in Lane County

| May 19, 2017
Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention Success in Lane County

On Friday, May 19, Governor Brown visited Cottage Grove High School to celebrate the Tobacco Prevention & Education Program’s (TPEP) 20th Anniversary.  Upon entering the event, attendees received colorful “Everyday Tobacco Free” bracelets from the Cottage Grove Youth Advisory Council (YAC).  The room was nearly packed to its 96 person fire code capacity, and the […]

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Report a Potential Tobacco Violation

| April 20, 2017
Report a Potential Tobacco Violation

Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act bans smoking, vaping, or ashtrays: Indoors where people work Public places Within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, ramps to an entrance or exit, windows that open and air-intake vents. To report a violation call 1-866-621-6107 or visit http://healthoregon.org/morefreshair.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits: Sales to […]

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Tobacco 21

| February 9, 2017
Tobacco 21

Increasing the sales age of tobacco from 18 to 21 There are many benefits to increasing the sales age of tobacco from 18 to 21, also known as Tobacco 21.  Adolescence is a period of high susceptibility to nicotine addiction.  The younger people are when they start smoking, the more likely they are to become […]

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Tobacco Free Parks

| January 20, 2017
Tobacco Free Parks

Why Smoke and Tobacco Free Parks? Many communities in Oregon and across the nation are committed to creating a wholesome environment that creates healthy recreation for children and families. Providing tobacco-free parks is a simple and easy way to promote health and wellness. What are the benefits? There are many advantages to having tobacco free […]

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Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Lane County

| September 16, 2015
Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Lane County

Get Quit Assistance from 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 […]

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Tobacco Cessation Resources

| September 16, 2015
Tobacco Cessation Resources

Tools for Clinicians Working with Tobacco-using Patients Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual: Build a better office system – Guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians Addressing Tobacco Through Organizational Change: A 10-step model – Developed by the University of Massachusetts to help organizations address tobacco use at a systemic level. Using the fax referral service […]

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Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

| December 30, 2014
Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

On December 16, 2014, the Lane County Board of Commissioners passed a Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance. Following are frequently asked questions about the ordinance. Frequently Asked Questions: Lane County Tobacco Ordinance 14-17 Q: Does this ordinance apply to my business? A: This ordinance applies to your business if you can answer yes to both of the following […]

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8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

| November 29, 2014
8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

There are concerns about the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine, but this has yet to have been adequately studied, and is currently unknown. E-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette, if not more. The amount of nicotine delivered depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. There are many different cartridges […]

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Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

| April 11, 2014
Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

E-cigarettes contain no tobacco, and therefore are not subject to U.S tobacco laws. This means that e-cigarettes can be purchased by anyone, without proof of age. Because of this, e-cigarettes may be appealing to children and teens, encouraging nicotine addiction among young people. Multiple e-cigarette manufactures sell their products online. Given the online presence of […]

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Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

| April 11, 2014
Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

E-cigarette Use Among Youth http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0905-ecigarette-use.html E-cigarette Poisonings http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0403-e-cigarette-poison.html http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm Vaporized: E-cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth http://legacyforhealth.org/content/download/4542/63436/version/1/file/LEG-Vaporized-E-cig_Report-May2014.pdf E-cigarettes: Smokeless Does Not Mean Harmless http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/CDSummaryNewsletter/ E-cigarettes and Secondhand Aerosol http://no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigarette-secondhand-aerosol.pdf E-cigarettes – Americans for Nonsmokers Rights http://no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=645 US State & Local Laws Regulating Use of E-cigarettes http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigslaws.pdf FDA’s E-cigarette Webpage http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm172906.htm E-cigarettes – Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids […]

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