What Oregonians Are Doing

To Create a Smokefree Oregon

From Gold Beach to Pendleton, and all points between, Oregonians are standing up to Big Tobacco.

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What Oregonians Are Doing

To Create a Smokefree Oregon

Hear how the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are protecting their community from the influence of Big Tobacco by making the Simnasho Pow Wow their first commercial tobacco-free event.

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Mexico Video Market

Klamath Falls

Vanessa Serrato, owner of Mexico Video Market in Klamath Falls, doesn’t sell tobacco products in hopes of supporting a healthier community. By choosing not to provide something harmful, she’s setting an example for her children and her community.

Vanessa Serrato, owner of Mexico Video Market in Klamath Falls, doesn’t sell tobacco products in hopes of supporting a healthier community. By choosing not to provide something harmful, she’s setting an example for her children and her community.

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Midge Purcell

Portland

Midge Purcell is empowering the African American community in Oregon to stand up to Big Tobacco, whose aggressive targeting has had devastating health effects on the community.

Midge Purcell is empowering the African American community in Oregon to stand up to Big Tobacco, whose aggressive targeting has had devastating health effects on the community.

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Zack Mohamed

Portland

Zack Mohamed is educating the community and its leaders about tobacco retail licensing to protect the immigrant and refugee community in Portland from the influence of Big Tobacco.

Zack Mohamed is educating the community and its leaders about tobacco retail licensing to protect the immigrant and refugee community in Portland from the influence of Big Tobacco.

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Smokefree City Parks

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Parks in Dayton, Medford, Newberg, Dallas, Corvallis, Independence and Roseburg are smokefree.

Dr. Shirtcliff

Redmond

R. Mike Shirtcliff, DMD and President of Advantage Dental in Redmond created a new program that works to prevent oral disease by educating patients about the harmful effects of tobacco.

R. Mike Shirtcliff, DMD and President of Advantage Dental in Redmond created a new program that works to prevent oral disease by educating patients about the harmful effects of tobacco.

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Mackie Begay

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Mackie Begay helped make the Simnasho Powwow healthier and commercial tobacco-free.

Mackie Begay helped make the Simnasho Powwow healthier and commercial tobacco-free.

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Erik Vidstrand and Sue Van Brocklin

Portland

Sue and Erik discuss the benefit of making Portland parks tobacco-free.

Sue and Erik discuss the benefit of making Portland parks tobacco-free.

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Will Robbins

Warm Springs

Will Robbins explains how he did it and how you can too.

Will Robbins explains how he did it and how you can too.

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Smokefree Tribal Housing

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Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Housing Authority, Coquille Tribal Housing and Cow Creek Indian Housing Development are all smokefree.

Linda Roman

Portland

Linda works to protect the Latino community in Oregon from Big Tobacco

Linda works to protect the Latino community in Oregon from Big Tobacco

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Taylor Johnson

Bend

Taylor Johnson, a student at Mountain View High School in Bend, sees that flavored e-cigarettes are enticing more of her peers to start using tobacco products. She’s fighting to protect her community by encouraging her generation to live tobacco-free.

Taylor Johnson, a student at Mountain View High School in Bend, sees that flavored e-cigarettes are enticing more of her peers to start using tobacco products. She’s fighting to protect her community by encouraging her generation to live tobacco-free.

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Think Again Parents

La Pine

Think Again Parents, an organization in La Pine Oregon sees how the Tobacco industry is targeting children with flavored e-cigarettes in colorful packaging. They encourage policy changes that will protect children in their community.

Think Again Parents, an organization in La Pine Oregon sees how the Tobacco industry is targeting children with flavored e-cigarettes in colorful packaging. They encourage policy changes that will protect children in their community.

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Scott Kalama

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Hear how the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are protecting their community from the influence of Big Tobacco by making the Simnasho Pow Wow their first commercial tobacco-free event.

Hear how the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are protecting their community from the influence of Big Tobacco by making the Simnasho Pow Wow their first commercial tobacco-free event.

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Randy Olano

Bend

Hear how Randy Olano, the owner of Grocery Outlet in Bend is making a difference and protecting the children in his community by selling healthy products instead of tobacco.

Hear how Randy Olano, the owner of Grocery Outlet in Bend is making a difference and protecting the children in his community by selling healthy products instead of tobacco.

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Tobacco-free Universities

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University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University all are tobacco-free.

Dr. Jim Rickards

Yamhill

Dr. Jim Rickards helped create a tobacco-free workplace at Yamhill Community Care Organization (CCO) with the hope that the new policy will strengthen the CCO’s efforts to promote healthy living in his community.

Dr. Jim Rickards helped create a tobacco-free workplace at Yamhill Community Care Organization (CCO) with the hope that the new policy will strengthen the CCO’s efforts to promote healthy living in his community.

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Police Chief Michael Grover

Cottage Grove

Police Chief Michael Grover of Cottage Grove is fighting to protect his community from Big Tobacco, which targets young people with sweet- and fruit-flavored tobacco products.

Police Chief Michael Grover of Cottage Grove is fighting to protect his community from Big Tobacco, which targets young people with sweet- and fruit-flavored tobacco products.

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Scarpelli’s Short Stop

Cottage Grove

Tobacco advertising has no place in Scarpelli’s Short Stop, a community-based grocery store. Tobacco ads target young people, and customers appreciate having a local store free from the influence of Big Tobacco.

Tobacco advertising has no place in Scarpelli’s Short Stop, a community-based grocery store. Tobacco ads target young people, and customers appreciate having a local store free from the influence of Big Tobacco.

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Madison High Schools Rebels

Multnomah

The Madison High School Rebels know that Big Tobacco uses sweet flavors and colorful packaging to attract young people. The Rebels host “The Great American Smokeout” to make sure their peers know about the dangers of tobacco marketing.

The Madison High School Rebels know that Big Tobacco uses sweet flavors and colorful packaging to attract young people. The Rebels host “The Great American Smokeout” to make sure their peers know about the dangers of tobacco marketing.

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La Amistad

Portland

Los dueños de La Amistad, una tienda de comestibles en el norte de Portland, venden productos saludables en vez de productos de tabaco para poner un buen ejemplo en su comunidad y proteger a los jóvenes de las tácticas de esta industria.

Los dueños de La Amistad, una tienda de comestibles en el norte de Portland, venden productos saludables en vez de productos de tabaco para poner un buen ejemplo en su comunidad y proteger a los jóvenes de las tácticas de esta industria.

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Tobacco-free State Properties

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All Oregon state-owned properties will be tobacco-free by December 2014.

Principal Iton Udosenata and Triston

Cottage Grove

Principal Iton Udonsenata of Cottage Grove High School and Triston, a student, explain how Big Tobacco uses sweet flavors and easy access to make its products appealing to teens in their community.

Principal Iton Udonsenata of Cottage Grove High School and Triston, a student, explain how Big Tobacco uses sweet flavors and easy access to make its products appealing to teens in their community.

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Krista Parent

Cottage Grove

Krista Parent, Superintendent of South Lane School District, describes how the density of stores that sell and advertise tobacco products near schools in her community endangers student health.

Krista Parent, Superintendent of South Lane School District, describes how the density of stores that sell and advertise tobacco products near schools in her community endangers student health.

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Steven Hiron

Eugene

Steven Hiron doesn’t like the way some tobacco products are packaged and marketed in ways that appeal to children. That’s one reason why he stopped selling tobacco products in his pharmacy 25 years ago.

Steven Hiron doesn’t like the way some tobacco products are packaged and marketed in ways that appeal to children. That’s one reason why he stopped selling tobacco products in his pharmacy 25 years ago.

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Art Johnson

Eugene

Art Johnson, an attorney in Eugene, helps his clients with product liability cases, including lawsuits against Big Tobacco. He puts tobacco companies on notice that the public is aware the industry is profiting from the sale of addictive and deadly products.

Art Johnson, an attorney in Eugene, helps his clients with product liability cases, including lawsuits against Big Tobacco. He puts tobacco companies on notice that the public is aware the industry is profiting from the sale of addictive and deadly products.

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Dr. Ewanchyna

Samaritan Health Services

Dr. Kevin Ewanchyna explains the health risks associated with secondhand smoke, a major reason why all Samaritan Health Services campuses became tobacco-free.

Dr. Kevin Ewanchyna explains the health risks associated with secondhand smoke, a major reason why all Samaritan Health Services campuses became tobacco-free.

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Smokefree At Work

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Oregonians have been protected from secondhand smoke exposure inside the workplace since the Smokefree Workplace Law (Indoor Clean Air Act) went into effect in 2009. This law protects nearly 100 percent of Oregon workers from secondhand smoke on the job.

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

When Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services decided to make all units tobacco-free, the positive effect on residents was astounding.

When Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services decided to make all units tobacco-free, the positive effect on residents was astounding.

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Scott Lee

Clatsop

Scott Lee, a Clatsop County commissioner, explains why it’s important to raise awareness about Big Tobacco’s marketing and promotion reaching kids and teens.

Scott Lee, a Clatsop County commissioner, explains why it’s important to raise awareness about Big Tobacco’s marketing and promotion reaching kids and teens.

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Tessa Scheller

Clatsop

Tessa Scheller is an advocate for creating a smokefree environment at Clatsop Community College. Many students are studying to work in the medical field. By choosing to be smokefree, students will model healthy behaviors and enter the workforce as healthy workers.

Tessa Scheller is an advocate for creating a smokefree environment at Clatsop Community College. Many students are studying to work in the medical field. By choosing to be smokefree, students will model healthy behaviors and enter the workforce as healthy workers.

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Tim Murphy

Salem

Tim Murphy helps clients recover from various substance addictions by replacing unhealthy social behavior, like smoking, with healthy social connections.

Tim Murphy helps clients recover from various substance addictions by replacing unhealthy social behavior, like smoking, with healthy social connections.

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Steve Campbell

Clackamas

Steve Campbell, Director of Public Safety and Community Services in Happy Valley, explains why creating tobacco-free public parks is an instrumental part of keeping the community healthy.

Steve Campbell, Director of Public Safety and Community Services in Happy Valley, explains why creating tobacco-free public parks is an instrumental part of keeping the community healthy.

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Dee Simmons

Salem

Dee Simmons of Bridgeway Recovery Services knows her employer’s tobacco-free policy is making clients’ lives healthier. Because that’s what it did for her.

Dee Simmons of Bridgeway Recovery Services knows her employer’s tobacco-free policy is making clients’ lives healthier. Because that’s what it did for her.

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Smoke-free State Parks and Recreation

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All Oregon state parks and recreation areas are smoke-free.

George Wilson

Tillamook

Tillamook pharmacist George Wilson took tobacco products off his shelves decades ago. He couldn’t justify selling medicine alongside products that he knew would make his community sick.

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Felicity Haywood

Madras

Madras Truck Stop has resisted industry pressure to allow ads in its store.

Madras Truck Stop

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Health Media Club

Hood River High School

Hood River High School students in the school’s health media club have spent time in convenience stores and know how Big Tobacco is targeting them.

Hood River High School

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Smokefree Events

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Umatilla County Fair went smoke free in summer 2013. Working with the county TPEP coordinator, six Helix 4-H members asked the Umatilla Fair Board to declare the fair smokefree. In February 2013, the board passed the smokefree policy.

Pendleton Mayor & Police Chief

Pendleton

Community efforts in Pendleton resulted in a city ordinance that prevents the free sampling of tobacco, making the city safer and healthier for children.

Mayor Phillip Houk and Police Chief Stuart Roberts

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Gerardo Bobadilla

Hood River

In Hood River, store owner Gerardo Bobadilla believes in helping his community by providing the goods they need to enjoy productive lives. That’s why he refuses to sell tobacco.

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Mindy Sloper

Powell Butte

With an elementary school right across the street, Powell Butte Country Store watches out for kids in the community by refusing to advertise tobacco products.

Powell Butte Country Store

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Tammy Baney

Deschutes County

Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney played a key role in the decision to make all county properties tobacco-free.

Deschutes County Commissioner

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9 Tobacco-Free Counties

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Umatilla, Benton, Deschutes, Marion, Multnomah, Hood River, Wheeler, Coos and Clatsop counties have passed comprehensive tobacco-free policies for all of their county properties.

Ashley Huckaby May

Hood River

When the Hood River Chamber of Commerce announced its events would be tobacco-free, local favorites like Blossom Fest and Harvest Fest became healthier for thousands of visitors each year.

Hood River Chamber of Commerce

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Lori Stirn

Hood River

The Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District made all of its parks and properties tobacco-free to set a healthy example for kids and clear the smoke for all county residents.

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District

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Dr. Richard Kincade

Eugene

“Part of the issues related to tobacco are addressed specifically by changing policy… even at a business or organizational level.”

PeaceHealth Medical Group

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Paula Staight

University of Oregon, Eugene

“We did some surveys of students and asked if they would support a smokefree campus, and we had data to support that three-fourths of students did.”

University of Oregon

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Smokefree Hospitals

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36 hospital campuses are smokefree.

Butch Gehrig

Odell

Gehrig’s Chevron in Odell decided not to sell cigarettes.

Gehrig’s Chevron

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Gary Dallas

Parkdale

McIsaac’s Store in Parkdale refuses to display tobacco advertising.

McIsaac’s

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Smokefree Housing

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16 of Oregon’s 22 housing authorities in Oregon have a no-smoking policy for some or all of their properties.

Gus Gates

Surfrider Foundation

The Oregon Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation advocates for smokefree parks and beaches.

Surfrider Foundation

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Cathy Putnam

Umatilla

One year after purchasing Carlson’s Umatilla Drug, Cathy Putnam removed her entire stock of tobacco products—and she hasn’t sold any since.

Carlson’s Umatilla Drug

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David Meriwether and Karen Joplin

Hood River County

County leaders voted in 2013 to make all county properties tobacco-free. “In Hood River County, there is a lot of interest and focus on health and fitness—and this is just an extension of that.”

Hood River County Commissioners

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Smokefree Colleges

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Four community colleges are 100 percent tobacco-free or smokefree:

Tillamook Bay, Oregon Coast, Chemeketa and Mt. Hood community colleges. Portland Community College is tobacco-free and smokefree except in designated areas.

Tim Josi

Tillamook County

County Commissioner Tim Josi has been instrumental in helping Tillamook County properties go smokefree.

Tillamook County Commissioner

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Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer

Roseburg

With 25% of Douglas County adults using tobacco, every little thing we do to improve the health of the community makes a difference. That’s just one of the reasons the Harvard Medical Park went tobacco-free.

With 25% of Douglas County adults using tobacco, every little thing we do to improve the health of the community makes a difference. That’s just one of the reasons the Harvard Medical Park went tobacco-free.

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Smokefree on the Road

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In January 2014, a law went into effect in Oregon that makes it illegal to smoke in cars when children under the age of 18 are present. The law was created to protect our most vulnerable citizens from the dangerous effects of secondhand smoke.

Nikki Messenger

Roseburg

It started at a new playground for kids and soon spread. Now all the parks in Roseburg are smokefree because a community came together to make a positive change for everyone.

It started at a new playground for kids and soon spread. Now all the parks in Roseburg are smokefree because a community came together to make a positive change for everyone.

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Beth Barker-Hidalgo

PHEP Coordinator - Curry County

CCH and I feel strongly that implementing a no-smoking policy for the apartment complex is a first step toward creating a healthier environment for our residents.

CCH and I feel strongly that implementing a no-smoking policy for the apartment complex is a first step toward creating a healthier environment for our residents.

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