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Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
Christy Inskip, MPH, CHES

Tobacco Prevention and Education Program 

General Information

In 1996 Oregonians passed Ballot Measure 44, raising the cigarette tax and appropriating 3 cents of this tax to establish a statewide tobacco prevention and education program.  The Oregon Health Authority oversees this program which provides funding to all county health departments.  For over a decade, now, the Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention team has been educating the general public about tobacco, the leading preventable cause of death, and mobilizing community partnerships to advocate for the passage of public health policies and systems changes that support community health by reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

Lane County Tobacco Prevention and Education Goals

  • Prevent youth from initiating tobacco use.
  • Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities in all populations.
  • Provide help to everyone who wants to quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
Links on this page  

Improving Community Health

Oregon’s investment in Tobacco Prevention is paying off, both locally and statewide, but there is still work to do.


In Lane County:
  • 20.8% of adults smoke (2010-2013)
  • 14% of women smoked during pregnancy (2008-2012)
  • 29.3% of 11th graders use tobacco (2015)
  • 16.5% of 8th graders use tobacco (2015)
  • 80.4% of adults who smoke want to quit (2010-2013)
  • 60% of adults who smoke tried to quit in the past year (2010-2013)


State of Oregon
  • The Oregon Clean Indoor Air Act passed in 2007 and was implemented in 2009, protecting all workers (with few exceptions) from secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace.  
  • Per capita cigarette consumption has decreased 48% from 1996 to 2009.

Indoor Clean Air Laws

Smokefree Places & Events

Resources to Help you Quit 

Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Lane County

The following agencies have at least one Tobacco Treatment Specialist on staff who takes referrals to help patients quit tobacco:
  • Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute, Options, 541-222-7442
  • Direction Service Counseling Center, 541-344-7303
  • Emergence, 541-741-7107
  • Options, 503-680-6576
  • The Child Center, 541-726-1465
  • White Bird Clinic, 541-683-1641
  • McKenzie Willamette Hospital, 541-726-4471
  • Relief Nursery, 541-343-9706, ext. 30
  • Serenity Lane, 541-284-5670
  • Laurel Hill Center, 541-485-6340
  • South Lane Mental Health, 541-767-4185
  • Looking Glass, 541-484-4428
  • ShelterCare, 541-686-1262
  • Volunteers In Medicine Clinic, 541-335-2826
  • Community Health Centers of Lane County

 Online Quit Resources

Health Consequences

Secondhand Smoke

Further Information

Advocacy Organizations

Contact Us
Christy Inskip, MPH, CHES
Program Coordinator, Tobacco Prevention & Education
(541) 682-8770