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.
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  • 2200 4th Street
    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.