Health Department

Tobacco Prevention Education Program

The tobacco industry spends $137 million per year to reach into every community in Oregon to promote and sell its products. In Oregon children and adults are bombarded with messages pushing them to smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco. As well, Portland is being used as a test market for marketing smokeless tobacco products and other forms of tobacco, such as hookahs.

Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program funds local tobacco control programs to engage Oregonians in their homes, workplaces, schools, and other public places. These programs are found at county health departments, tribes, schools, and community-based organizations throughout Oregon. They counter tobacco marketing where it matters the most — in the places where people work, play, learn and live.

Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program works with diverse partners statewide to:
  • Promote smoke-free environments and communities
  • Reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing.
  • Encourage tobacco users to quit.

These programs engage their communities and challenge them to become healthier through preventing tobacco use and they have seen real results from their efforts. Local programs statewide are critical to turning the tide of death and disability from tobacco use in Oregon.

Go and visit Baker City's newly smokefree parks!

The Quit Line is open seven days a week, 4:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Pacific time)

Should you call the Quit Line?
  • Are you ready to quit? Call and we’ll help you make your quit plan.
  • Are you not quite ready to quit? Call and we’ll help you get started.
  • Have you tried to quit and it didn’t work? It can take more than one try to quit for good. Don’t be discouraged. Call us. We’ll help you make a new quit plan.
  • Have you already quit? We know it’s hard for a while. If you need some help to stay tobacco-free, please call us.

1. Call the Quit Line - Talk with an expert Quit Coach We know what you’re going through. We don’t nag or lecture. We help you feel more confident about quitting for good. There are many different ways to quit. We’ll help you make a plan that will work for you.
  • Tips on what to do when you have the urge to smoke or chew.
  • Times and situations when you usually smoke or chew, and ways to change these routines when you quit.
  • If you’ve tried to quit, we’ll talk about what hasn’t worked and new things you could try.
  • We’ll tell you about medications that can help you quit. We may be able to send you free nicotine patches or gum.

2. Get more help from your Quit Guide - We’ll send you a Quit Guide chosen just for you.

3. Ask for support and plan your rewards- Tell your family and friends about your quit plan and ask for their support plan rewards for yourself!

4. Quit and celebrate - Save money! Enjoy better health! Feel great about yourself!

5. If you ever need more help, call us again for free. 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

Spanish Quit Line: 1-877-2NO-FUME (1-877-266-3863)

TTY: 1-877-777-6534

Quit Smoking Websites

If you have any questions please call:

Torie Andrews
Tobacco Prevention Education Program Coordinator
541-523-8211 x12

Above information is from the Oregon Health Authority Tobacco Prevention website found at:

3330 Pocahontas Road
Baker City, OR 97814

Phone: (541) 523-8211
Fax: (541) 523-8242
TTY: 1-800-735-2900

Baker County Health Department (BCHD) is available to all, that no individual is excluded from participation, denied benefits, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture and/or financial status.