Taking Action
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Hood River County

Our Community is Taking Action

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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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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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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The Numbers Are Improving

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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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.

Mercado Guadalajara

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But We Still Have Work to Do

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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Belinda Ballah

Hood River County

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Here's how you can help

Contact your local Hood River County representative

Belinda Ballah

Tobacco Program Specialist

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