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Tobacco Use Data for Oregon

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention section recommends reviewing the following tobacco use data reports to understand current tobacco use in Oregon. These reports contain tables, graphs, and maps. 
Other Resources for Tobacco Prevention
  • Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Tobacco Use- Guide for CCOsPDF Document
    This guide is a resource to help CCOs think through their approach to reducing tobacco use. CCOs play an important role in helping their members quit, including: accurate assessment of member tobacco use status; benefit design (expanding coverage and reducing barriers); benefit promotion; implementing tobacco-free campus policies; and fostering partnerships with local public health agencies and other community stakeholders in order to create tobacco-free community environments.
  • Tobacco Cessation Coverage StandardsPDF Document 
    Recommendations listed in this resource are based on the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline, sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service. The Oregon Public Health Division supports recommendations made in the 2008 update to Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.
  • Multi-Sector Approaches for Tobacco Prevention: Recommendations for Health SystemsPDF Document
Putting Tobacco Master Settlement Dollars to Work for Prevention:
The majority of Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) funding comes from state taxes on tobacco products. However, in 2013, the Legislature for the first time directed a portion of funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (TMSA) to support tobacco prevention efforts. This $4 million commitment funded:

  • Community interventions to reduce tobacco use and encourage adults to quit
  • Health education and communications
  • Data collection and program evaluation
  • Training for public health, health care and community partners
  • Technical assistance to support community health
  • The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line, available 24/7 by phone and online
These two fact sheets describe some of the concrete outcomes achieved by Oregon's investment of TMSA money into tobacco prevention and education programming:
Local Tobacco Prevention & Education Programs at Work
These four case studies describe how local tobacco prevention and education programs protect Oregonians from the influence of tobacco, and make sure that every Oregonian has a chance to thrive. Local Programs accomplish this by working together, collaborating across sectors, and sharing local data and best practices to reach the common goal of healthy communities. And by promoting health and wellness through policy decisions and systems changes that support healthy options for all community members.

More Reports and Studies

  • Tobacco Freedom Policy Survey ReportPDF Document
    This report outlines how addictions and mental health residential treatment facilities licensed by OHA are maintaining tobacco-free properties and supporting consumers and staff in quitting tobacco.

  • Tobacco Cessation Service: 2014 Survey ReportPDF Document

  • The Tobacco Cessation Services: 2014 Survey Report is the third time the Public Health Division has assessed the tobacco cessation benefits offered to members of Oregon's Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan. This report summarizes the services and benefits offered to Medicaid members as reported by each CCO.

  • 2010 Indoor Clean Air Act Compliance StudyPDF Document

  • TPEP Characteristics and Successes ReportPDF Document  The Oregon Public Health Division and their evaluation contractor, NPC Research, collaborated with the Conference of Local Health Officials Healthy Communities Committee to evaluate the characteristics and successes of county Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs (TPEP). The Oregon Public Health Division was interested in understanding the county TPEPs in order to provide recommendations for improving local programs.
  • Helping Benefit Oregon Smokers Case StudyPDF Document  In response to the passage of Senate Bill 734, which created a $500 minimum tobacco cessation benefit for all Oregon-based health plans, the OHSU Smoking Cessation Center convened a group of health plans and tobacco control advocates to develop a set of recommended cessation benefits. The case study report provides an overview of the Helping Benefit Oregon Smokers project, as well as the impact of Senate Bill 734 and cessation benefit recommendations on health plans and employers.
  • Demographic Differences in Tobacco Use and Utilization of Cessation Resources Among Asian OregoniansPDF Document (December, 2008) and Asian Oregonians' Attitudes Toward the Tobacco Quit LinePDF Document (June, 2009)  - The AFC and its API Health Network identified two gaps in current knowledge about tobacco use and cessation among APIs:

    1) We do not have good estimates of tobacco use among various API ethnic subgroups.
    2) We do not know why API Oregonians do not use Oregon's Tobacco Quit Line

    In response to these gaps, the AFC worked with the TPEP at Oregon's Public Health Division (Department of Human Services [DHS]), Oregon's Tobacco Quit Line, and NPC Research to develop the current community-driven project. The goal was to collect information about tobacco use and utilization of cessation resources and services among Asian Oregonians, and to examine how demographics, perceptions of harm, cultural factors, and linguistic acculturation are related to tobacco use and cessation.
  • PDF DocumentE-Cigarette Primer - Electronic cigarettes are devices that allow users to mimic the act of smoking a cigarette while inhaling nicotine.
  • Smokefree Cars for Kids LawPDF icon - Effective January 1, 2014 in Oregon, smoking in a motor vehicle with any youth under the age of 18 present is a secondary traffic violation.