Smoking is still the number one cause of Preventable death in Oregon.
Now, e-cigarette companies like Big Tobacco-funded Juul are hooking a new generation of kids on nicotine, with vaping among Oregon youth reaching epidemic levels according to the Oregon Health Authority. And we all pay the cost, whether we smoke or not.
In fact, Oregon taxpayers pay $384 million each year for smoking-related illnesses through the Oregon Health Plan alone.
That’s why a diverse group of patient advocates, anti-smoking activists, nurses, doctors, health care providers, and unions have banded together to introduce a measure on the November 2020 ballot to raise Oregon’s tax on nicotine vaping and smoking products.
Oregonians killed each year by smoking
Oregon Tobacco Tax Ranking among 50 States