ODOT is tobacco-free as of Jan. 1, 2013
Improving the health, wellness and productivity of state employees, clients, volunteers and visitors
Governor John Kitzhaber signed Governor's executive order in August 2012, requiring most state-owned buildings and properties to become tobacco-free beginning Jan. 1, 2013. His intent is to improve the health, wellness and productivity of employees, clients, volunteers and visitors.
A 2007 survey of state employees concluded we support tobacco-free worksites:
- 92 percent of state employees think it's important for the state to establish tobacco-free buildings and grounds.
- 68 percent of state employees who smoke think its is important for the state to establish tobacco-free buildings and grounds.
- State employees who smoke are twice as likely to miss work three of more days per month due to poor physical or emotional health than state employees who don't smoke.
Please send your questions and comments to Ask ODOT.
Thanks for you support as state employees help improve the health and wellness of all Oregonians by reducing people's exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. We appreciate your help in making this effort a success.
Help to quit
Tobacco-free poster (pdf)
Executive order and Governor's press release
Rationale for tobacco-free state properties (pdf)
Focus on prevention (pdf)
Focus on cessation (pdf)
Focus on e-cigarettes (pdf)