Taking Action
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Multnomah County

Our Community is Taking Action

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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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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The Numbers Are Improving

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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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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But We Still Have Work To Do

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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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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Rebels for a Cause

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Here's how you can help

Contact your local Multnomah County representative

Becky Wright

Tobacco Program Specialist

503-988-4163

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Erik C Vidstrand, MPH

Tobacco Prevention Program Specialist

503-988-4163

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