The movement to counter tobacco marketing in Oregon matters most in the places where we work, play, learn and live. A network of community, health and tribal organizations are coming together to reduce Big Tobacco’s impact and influence in all parts of the state. Aiding those efforts is Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP), which funds local tobacco prevention programs through county and tribal health departments.
Local chapters of national health organizations; groups that serve certain targeted communities; and local agencies with a stake in promoting a healthier Oregon are all part of the Smokefree Movement. Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) works with these diverse programs and partners statewide to promote smoke-free environments and communities; reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing; and encourage tobacco users to quit.
These efforts engage communities and challenge them to become healthier by preventing tobacco use. Because of them, the Smokefree Oregon movement has seen huge results. Local programs statewide are critical to turning the tide of death and disability from tobacco use in Oregon.