Tobacco

Oregon State University

Oregon State University has expanded its smoke-free policy to prohibit the use of any tobacco products by anyone-- on all its properties. Implementation of the total tobacco ban, will include increased health services access to help people quit.

Centers for Disease Control

Oregon retailers have done better this year in refusing to sell tobacco to minors. But state inspections found one product with a very high rate of illegal sales.

The state uses underage buyers as decoys to see if stores peddling tobacco will sell it to minors without checking IDs. In just over 1,000 inspections, about 16 percent of retailers failed the test…that’s down slightly from the year before.

Science News For Students

Over a four year timespan, Lane County saw a 250% increase in teenage use of E-cigarettes. Public Health officials say many young people and their parents are misinformed about the dangers of vaping and they want to change that.

Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr.com

Anti-tobacco advocates gathered in Cottage Grove today to mark 20 years of legislation aimed at smoking prevention.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Lane County’s Board of Commissioners wants to raise the tobacco sale age to 21. Earlier this month the board asked staff to develop a policy proposal. Local efforts may be a precursor to a statewide initiative.

Tobacco Use Age May Increase to 21 in Lane County

Mar 2, 2016
Craig Daily Press

Soon smokers in Lane County may have to wait until age 21 to buy tobacco. County Commissioners backed a proposal Tuesday night to raise the legal age.