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Tobacco Use in Oregon
Oregon Tobacco Facts is designed as a reference for the most recent Oregon data on tobacco. Other fact sheets are compiled by specific population or region.
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Oregon Tobacco Quit Line Dashboard Reports
The County Dashboard Reports describe Quit Line utilization and Quit Line caller demographics by county except Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties (due to low population size).
2015 Dashboard Reports (All PDF files)
2014 Dashboard Reports (All PDF files)
2013 Dashboard Reports (All PDF files)
2012 Dashboard Reports (All PDF files)
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- Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Tobacco Use: A Guide for CCOs
This guide is a resource to help CCOs think through their approach to reducing tobacco use. CCOs play an important role in helping their members quit, including: accurate assessment of member tobacco use status; benefit design (expanding coverage and reducing barriers); benefit promotion; implementing tobacco-free campus policies; and fostering partnerships with local public health agencies and other community stakeholders in order to create tobacco-free community environments.
- Recommended Tobacco Cessation Coverage
Recommendations listed in this resource are based on the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline, sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service. The Oregon Public Health Division supports recommendations made in the 2008 update to Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.
- Putting Tobacco Master Settlement Dollars to Work for Prevention:
The majority of Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) funding comes from state taxes on tobacco products. However, in 2013, the Legislature for the first time directed a portion of funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (TMSA) to support tobacco prevention efforts. This $4 million commitment funded:
- Community interventions to reduce tobacco use and encourage adults to quit
- Health education and communications
- Data collection and program evaluation
- Training for public health, health care and community partners
- Technical assistance to support community health
- The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line, available 24/7 by phone and online
These two fact sheets describe some of the concrete outcomes achieved by Oregon’s investment of TMSA money into tobacco prevention and education programming:
Local Tobacco Prevention & Education Programs at Work
These four case studies describe how local tobacco prevention and education programs protect Oregonians from the influence of tobacco, and make sure that every Oregonian has a chance to thrive. Local Programs accomplish this by working together, collaborating across sectors, and sharing local data and best practices to reach the common goal of healthy communities. And by promoting health and wellness through policy decisions and systems changes that support healthy options for all community members.
- TPEP Characteristics and Successes Report The Oregon Public Health Division and their evaluation contractor, NPC Research, collaborated with the Conference of Local Health Officials Healthy Communities Committee to evaluate the characteristics and successes of county Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs (TPEP). The Oregon Public Health Division was interested in understanding the county TPEPs in order to provide recommendations for improving local programs.
- Helping Benefit Oregon Smokers Case Study In response to the passage of Senate Bill 734, which created a $500 minimum tobacco cessation benefit for all Oregon-based health plans, the OHSU Smoking Cessation Center convened a group of health plans and tobacco control advocates to develop a set of recommended cessation benefits. The case study report provides an overview of the Helping Benefit Oregon Smokers project, as well as the impact of Senate Bill 734 and cessation benefit recommendations on health plans and employers.
- Advocacy, Education, Lobbying and Electioneering: Our Role in the Public Policy Change Process
HPCDP developed this eLearning module for its grantees - county and tribal health departments - to describe how public fund may and may not be used to support a public policy change process during a legislative session. The module includes a question pool at the end to test the learner's knowledge.
- Demographic Differences in Tobacco Use and Utilization of Cessation Resources Among Asian Oregonians (December, 2008) and Asian Oregonians' Attitudes Toward the Tobacco Quit Line (June, 2009)
The AFC and its API Health Network identified two gaps in current knowledge about tobacco use and cessation among APIs. 1) We do not have good estimates of tobacco use among various API ethnic subgroups. 2) We do not know why API Oregonians do not use Oregon's Tobacco Quit Line. In response to these gaps, the AFC worked with the TPEP at Oregon's Public Health Division (Department of Human Services [DHS]), Oregon's Tobacco Quit Line, and NPC Research to develop the current community-driven project. The goal was to collect information about tobacco use and utilization of cessation resources and services among Asian Oregonians, and to examine how demographics, perceptions of harm, cultural factors, and linguistic acculturation are related to tobacco use and cessation.
- E-Cigarette Primer
Electronic cigarettes are devices that allow users to mimic the act of smoking a cigarette while inhaling nicotine.
- Smokefree Cars for Kids Law
Effective January 1, 2014 in Oregon, smoking in a motor vehicle with any youth under the age of 18 present is a secondary traffic violation.
- Supporting Oregonians with Disabilities to be Tobacco Free Webinar (July,2014)
This archived webinar highlights the objectives of the Tobacco Education Project for People with Disabilities and provides an opportunity for disability service provider organizations to learn about establishing tobacco free campus policies, quit line referral systems and other strategies to promote tobacco-free living for employees and clients.
- Healthy People 2020 Tobacco Use Fact Sheet
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