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DOC is Going Tobacco Free

Tobacco-Free State Properties

Governor Kitzhaber signed an Executive Order in September 2012 that requires state-owned buildings and properties to become tobacco free. This Executive Order prohibits the use of all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) inside state agency buildings and on state agency grounds. This order applies to all employees, volunteers, and visitors.  

DOC must become tobacco free by December 31, 2014. This means no use of any tobacco on any portion of DOC grounds, including parking lots, sidewalks, and doorways. Visitors will begin to see signs and posters in DOC parking lots, lobbies, and visiting rooms to remind everyone of the deadline.

 

Tobacco Facts

  • Tobacco use is the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in Oregon.
  • Almost 7,000 Oregonians die every year from tobacco use, and an additional 750 nonsmokers die every year from the effects of secondhand smoke.
  • Tobacco use cost Oregon nearly $2.4 billion in 2009.
 
Tobacco Cessation Resources
Oregon Tobacco Quit Line:
1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669)
Spanish: 1-877-2NO-FUME

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Be Tobacco Free

 

Additional Information

DOC FAQs

Oregon.Gov FAQs

Oregon's Smokefree Workplace Law​