Effective October 9, 2019, a temporary emergency disease reporting rule was put in place for 180 days.
- Clinicians must report within one working day any patient who
has been hospitalized or who died from radiographically or histologically demonstrated lung injury following a history of e-cigarette use or vaping in the preceding 90 days.
See also: Oregon vaping illness investigation
To help both youth and adults with quitting vaping, more help helps. Please advise them on their options for quitting, including counseling and FDA-approved Nicotine Replacement Therapy. A combination of counseling and medication can increase the chances of successfully quitting. In your continued efforts to help your patients quit vaping products, please refer to the resources below:
Resources for Your Patients
Oregon Quit Line
The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line is a free, telephone and web-based program that helps callers quit. It offers free confidential, evidence-based counseling and materials. Callers 18 years and older can receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the form of patches or gum. It's a reliable referral resource for your patients or clients who use combustible cigarettes or vaping/e-cigarette devices.
The Quit Line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This is Quitting
This is Quitting powered by truth® is a free, confidential, 24-7 texting program for young people who vape.
Oregon’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline
The Alcohol and Drug Helpline serves anyone in Oregon who needs information, support or access to resources and treatment for alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline is free, confidential, and available 24-7, 365-days-a-year.
- Call 800-923-4357
- Text RecoveryNow to 839863
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families who need support quitting substances other than nicotine.
- Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Resources for Providers
Clinic and Pharmacy Posters
These posters contain information about OHA’s health warning and how to access help to quit.
Successful intervention for cessation begins with identifying patients who vape and determining the appropriate interventions based upon the patient's willingness to quit. The five major steps to cessation intervention are the "5 A's:" ask, advise, assess, assist and arrange.
Here are two resources that provide information on the 5 A’s:
Online Tobacco Cessation Counseling Training
This short online course will improve your care team’s ability to help patients quit tobacco. The course focuses on Brief Tobacco Intervention and Motivational Interviewing techniques. The course is self-paced and takes approximately 45 minutes. The course can be started, paused and resumed later as needed.
Referring patients to the Oregon Quit Line
Referring patients to the Quit Line is easy and confidential. It can be done through fax referral or e-referral using your electronic health/medical record system. The Quit Line will call your patient to enroll them in phone or web-based counseling.
Cessation Billing Code Guidance
To understand what billing codes are often used for tobacco cessation billing, please refer to the following resources:
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Providers in Oregon