Whether or not you have children of your own, we all have a stake in protecting Oregon kids from Big Tobacco’s targeted marketing and in helping young people avoid a lifetime of addiction. Below are ways that you can help protect the kids in your life. These actions will make an even greater impact if you can encourage your family, friends and neighbors to get involved, too.
Find out what your county or tribal TPEP Coordinator or other community health organizations are doing and how you can get involved.
Learn about how the price of tobacco influences the decision to start or quit using tobacco. Did you know that raising the price of tobacco is one of the best ways to help people who smoke quit and keep kids and young people from starting? For every 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes, youth cigarette use drops by 6 percent.60