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Preventing and reducing tobacco use is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. Progress is updated annually. Get the 2018 Progress Report for this priority or view current data highlights below.
Health equity interventions
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Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death in Oregon and nationally.
Tobacco use causes lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Tobacco use is a major risk factor in developing asthma, arthritis, diabetes, stroke, tuberculosis, and ectopic pregnancy – as well as liver, colorectal and other forms of cancer. It also worsens symptoms for people already battling chronic diseases.
Smoking costs Oregon more than $2.5 billion annually in medical expenditures and through indirect costs due to premature death.
Data source: Oregon Healthy Teens
Data source: Oregon Healthy Teens Survey
Data source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
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