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Tobacco Prevention Education Program

INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT (ICAA) EXPANSION
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016
 
WHAT IS NEW ABOUT THE INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT?
  • The Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA), which prohibits smoking indoors and within 10 feet, has been expanded to include the use of “inhalant delivery systems.”
  • People may not use e-cigarettes and other inhalant delivery systems in any indoor public spaces in Oregon, in cars with minors under the age of 18, or within ten feet of doors, windows that open, air intake vents, or accessibility ramps.
  • Beginning January 1st all business must post “No smoking or vaping” signs at all entrances and exits. 
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:
  • Prevent and reduce tobacco
  • Promote smoke-free environments and communities
  • Reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing
  • Encourage tobacco users to quit
 
THE FACTS:
 Numbers are improving
  • 19% of adults in Columbia County which is on par the rest of the state
  • 85% of adult smokers reported a no-smoking rule in their home
There is still work to do
  • 85% of tobacco retailers in Columbia County sell tobacco at a discounted price
  • 1 IN 3 tobacco retailers in Columbia County display tobacco near candy or toys
  • 24% of 11th graders use non-cigarette tobacco, including flavored tobacco, chew, and e-cigarettes
  • One-third of people who have ever tried smoking become daily smokers
For more county facts check out the 2014 Columbia County Tobacco Fact Sheet, by clicking here.
 
SUCCESSES
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.
 
Resources:
 
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
Site visit
Monetary fines
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
QUIT SMOKING WEBSITES
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
Ashley Baggett
abaggett@tphfcc.org
(503) 397-4651 x2007