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Did YOUR state make the grade? OREGON

  • F

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • A

    Smokefree Air

  • F

    Tobacco Taxes

  • D

    Access to Cessation Services

  • A

    Tobacco 21

The American Lung Association calls for the following actions to be taken by Oregon's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes;
  2. Increase state funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs; and
  3. Defend Oregon's Clean Indoor Air Act.

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

  • FY2020 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $7,906,500
  • FY2020 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $1,198,772*
  • FY2020 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $9,105,272
  • CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $39,300,000
  • Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 23.2%
  • State Tobacco-Related Revenue: $338,200,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Overall Grade:

F

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

  • Government Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Private Workplaces: Prohibited
  • Schools: Prohibited
  • Childcare Facilities: Prohibited
  • Restaurants: Prohibited
  • Bars: Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
  • Casinos/Gaming Establishments: Prohibited (tribal establishments exempt)
  • Retail Stores: Prohibited (allowed in smoke shops)
  • Recreational/Cultural Facilities: Prohibited
  • E-Cigarettes Included: Yes
  • Penalties: Yes
  • Enforcement: Yes
  • Preemption/Local Opt-Out: No

Citation: OR. REV. STAT. §§ 433.835 to 433.990 (2015).

Overall Grade:

A

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Tobacco Taxes

$1.33

Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
  • Tax on little cigars: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on large cigars: Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on smokeless tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes
  • Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
  • Tax on Dissolvable Tobacco Products: Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: Yes

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F

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

State Medicaid Program:

  • Medications: All 7 medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 types of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Some barriers exist to access care
  • Medicaid Expansion: Yes

State Employee Health Plan(s):

  • Medications: Some medications are covered
  • Counseling: All 3 types of counseling are covered
  • Barriers to Coverage: Limited barriers exist to access care

State Quitline:

  • Investment Per Smoker: $0.97*; the median investment per smoker is $2.14

Other Cessation Provisions:

  • Private Insurance Mandate: Yes
  • Tobacco Surcharge: No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See Oregon Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

*Investment per smoker amount does not include money contributed by Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to the state quitline.

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D

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Tobacco 21

Minimum Age:

  • Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products: 21

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