INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT (ICAA) EXPANSION
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016
WHAT IS NEW ABOUT THE INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT?
More information on the Indoor Clean Air Act Expansion, please click here.
More information on e-cigarettes, please click here.
TOBACCO PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Tobacco Prevention and Education Program engages communities to counter tobacco marketing where it matters most – in places where people work, play, learn and live.
Tobacco Prevention and education program coordinators work with diverse partners locally and statewide to:
Numbers are improving
There is still work to do
For more county facts check out the 2014 Columbia County Tobacco Fact Sheet, by clicking here.
The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County has a tobacco-free campus including the use of e-cigarettes.
The City of St Helens’ parks are tobacco free
Rainier Riverfront Park is tobacco free
HELP YOURSELF OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT QUIT TOBACCO
Three quarters of people who smoke want to quit, but it is hard to break the addiction. Below are ways to support someone or yourself in kicking the habit.
Oregon Tobacco Quit Line:
Call: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Coaching is available to all Oregonians regardless of income or insurance status. Friendly, non-judgmental quit coaches will help customize a plant to fit your life.
SMOKEFREE WORK PLACE LAW
The Smokefree Workplace Law protects almost every Oregonian from the health risks of secondhand smoke. The law prohibits smoking in the workplace and within 10 feet of all entrances or exits, windows, and air-intake vents.
Anyone can help ensure the law is followed by reporting violations. See Something? Say Something! To report a smoking violation online, click here or call 1-866-621-6107.
The complaint will be processed by the Oregon Health Authority and forward to Columbia County for verification and follow up.
Response measures include:
Initial response letter
QUIT SMOKING WEBSITES
Ex: Re-learn Life Without Cigarettes (becomeanex.org)
You Can Quit Smoking Now (smokefree.gov)
Complete Guide to Quitting (American Cancer Society)
Freedom from Smoking (American Lung Association®)
Live chat with a quit counselor (National Cancer Institute LiveHelp)
WANT TO GET INVOLVED
Connect with the Columbia County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
(503) 397-4651 x2007