Tobacco Prevention & Education


New Program Alert! 


Are you pregnant or hoping to get pregnant and want to improve the health of your baby and your pregnancy? Sign up for our new Smoke Free Pregnancy Program. More information here


Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) was launched in 1997 with a clear and simple mandate — to reduce tobacco-related illness and death. Since its inception, TPEP has been a comprehensive program addressing the issues of tobacco use; and Oregon’s anti-tobacco efforts are saving lives and money.

Each year in Oregon, tobacco use kills nearly 7,000 people. It claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes, suicide, AIDS and murders combined. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in Oregon and the nation.

Tobacco use costs Oregonians more than $2.5 billion annually in medical expenses and through indirect costs due to premature death. As a state, we simply cannot afford tobacco.

Tobacco and Nicotine Initiatives at DPHN:

  • Increase access to local cessation programs for community members who want to quit smoking
  • Partner with Local Community Resources to Aid Tobacco Prevention and Education programs (Adapt, Thrive Umpqua, Community Cancer Center, Cow Creek Public Health)
  • Provide youth prevention and education resources
  • Implement research supported tools in cessation programs.
  • Indoor Clean Air Act 

Programs at DPHN:

  • Cessation in Pregnancy Program (Beginning in January 2023)
  • Youth Education and Prevention (in partnership with Thrive Umpqua and ADAPT)
  • Support increasing access to local cessation services 

Want to quit?   Get help quitting tobacco.

Quitting Resources:

Local Resources:

Learn about the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) from the Oregon Health Authority:

Douglas Public Health Network is able provide ICAA Decals to businesses upon request. 

Reporting Violations of the ICC: 

  • The public and/or employees may report violations of the law by completing an online complaint form or by calling 1-866-621-6107
  • Business resources including compliance and enforcement information here


Oregon Tobacco Retail License Program

As of January 1, 2022, any business that wants to be authorized to sell tobacco, nicotine and vaping products in Oregon is required to get a Tobacco Retail License from the Department of Revenue

All enforcement regarding a Tobacco Retail License in Douglas County is imposed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Please visit OHA’s Tobacco Retail Licensing and Sales webpage here for more information.