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Public health warning: Stop using vaping products
The Oregon Health Authority is urging Oregonians to stop using all vaping products until federal and state officials have determined the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of both cannabis and nicotine vaping products.

Flavored vaping products (e-cigarettes) are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, up 80% in the last two years. The U.S. Surgeon General call this an epidemic. For more information visit Vaping and Your Health.

For Oregonians who vape and want to quit, the Oregon Quit Line can provide free cessation resources, including eight weeks of nicotine replacement therapy such as patches or gum (for those 18 years of age and older). The Quit Line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or Ready. Set. Click

Spanish: 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-35692) or Preparado. Listo. Deje de fumar

TTY: 1-877-777-6534

Preventing Youth Tobacco Use
The tobacco industry spends $137 million per year to reach every community in Oregon to promote and sell its products. Children and adults are bombarded with messages pushing them to smoke cigarettes, or chew tobacco.

Big Tobacco knows that the younger someone starts to use tobacco, the harder it will be for them to quit. Nearly 90 percent of people who smoke start before they turn 18. Targeting youth is an effective strategy for the tobacco industry, since teenagers’ brains are still developing and vulnerable to the highly addictive nicotine present in all tobacco products. E-cigarettes and vaping products such as Juul are the most commonly used tobacco product among Oregon youth. Between 2017 and 2019, vaping product use among Oregon 11th graders increased nearly 80%, from 13% to 23%. Flavored products are especially popular among youth.

Quitting Resources for Youth
This is Quitting is a free mobile program for youth and young adults ages 13-24 from Truth Initiative. Text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to sign up.

The Oregon Quit Line can also help youth and young adults quit tobacco and marijuana vape.

English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or Ready. Set. Click

Spanish: 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-35692) or Preparado. Listo. Deje de fumar

Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law • Indoor Clean Air Act
Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) protects nearly every Oregonian from the health risks of secondhand smoke.

The law prohibits smoking and vaping indoors as well as within 10 feet of all entrances/exits, windows and air intake vents.

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the workplace is smoke and vape free.

If your business needs new decals that include the 2016 vaping restriction, you may contact us or print your own signs

To File a Complaint
If you see a possible violation of the law, you can report it to the Oregon Public Health Division for investigation and further action. Report online or call 1-866-621-6107.

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