Join us in celebrating World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2023. In Malheur County, Oregon, 20% of adults are current cigarette smokers, compared with just 14% in Oregon and 16% nationally. Morrow County and Lake County also tie with Malheur for 20%, the highest rate in Oregon. Each year approximately 480,000 premature deaths can be attributed to smoking in the United States. We also have a higher rate of poor health and premature death in Malheur County, well above the state and national averages. Cigarette smoking is identified as a cause of various cancers, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory conditions, as well as low birthweight and other adverse health outcomes. These poor health outcomes due to tobacco use are preventable!
Help us raise awareness and plan to join us in advertising both World No Tobacco Day, Smokefree Oregon, and the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line.
Oregon Tobacco Quit Line
Are you ready to quit? You are not alone. More than six out of ten Oregon tobacco users want to quit. And there’s help to do just that.
The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line is a free program offering tips, information, one-on-one counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to anyone looking to quit. Available to all Oregonians regardless of income or insurance status, the Quit Line is staffed by real people who are friendly and non-judgmental. Quit coaches will help you make your own plan to fit your own life. No pressure, no guilt. Coaches can even help you get free nicotine gum or the patch.
Quitting tobacco is the best thing you can do to immediately improve your health. You can quit. The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line can help.
The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Coaching is available in many languages.
For help in English, text “READY” to 200-400, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.quitnow.net/Oregon.
Español: 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92), www.quitnow.net/oregonsp