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Center for Human
Development, Inc.
2301 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850

For more information call
541-962-8822
TTY: 1-800-735-2900 or 711

 


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'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 by working to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, counter pro-tobacco influence, help people quit and eliminate health disparities.

Smokefree Workplace
The Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law requires nearly all indoor workplaces to be completely smokefree. In addition, smoking is not allowed within 10 feet of doorways, windows and ventilation intakes.  If you observe or note a possible violation of the law, you can report it for investigation and further action by calling the Union County Public Health Department at 541-962-8822 or by filing a complaint online.   Signs and materials are available at no charge from CHD by calling 541-962-8822 or you can download it here.

Tobacco's Toll on Union County in One Year

  • 3,106 adults regularly smoke cigarettes.
  • 977 people suffer from a serious illness caused by tobacco use.
  • 50 people die from tobacco use (20 percent of all deaths in this county).
  • Over $7 million is spent on medical care for tobacco-related illnesses.
  • Over $8 million in productivity is lost due to tobacco-related deaths.

For more information about the impact of tobacco use in Union County, see Union County Tobacco Fact Sheet 2009 / link: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/tobacco/docs/countyfacts/unifac.pdf

Health Effects of Tobacco
You may have heard that using tobacco is bad for your health but have you ever wondered more about what it really does to your body?  Lear more about the effects it has below.

What Oregonians Think About Smoking

Homes

  • 92 percent of Oregon adults say that no one smoked inside their home in the last 30 days.
  • 89 percent say that no one is allowed to smoke anywhere inside their home.
  • 61 percent of smokers say that no one is allowed to smoke anywhere inside their home.
  • 77 percent of smokers with children under the age of 18 living inside the household say that no one is allowed to smoke anywhere in their home.

Cars

  • 81 percent of Oregon adults say that smoking is never allowed in any of their cars.
  • 34 percent of smokers say that smoking is never allowed in any of their cars.
  • 46 percent of smokers with children under the age of 18 living in the household say that smoking is never allowed in any of their cars.

Attitudes About Secondhand Smoke

  • 96 percent of Oregon adults say that secondhand smoke is harmful to one’s health.
  • 90 percent of Oregon adults agree that people should be protected from
    secondhand smoke.

Podcasts
Listen to/view CDC podcasts on your computer or download them for reliable tobacco health and safety information.  If you are new to podcasting see the CDC Help link.

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In order to receive government funding, the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is required by state and county policies  to charge for services it provides to the public.  However no one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay.  CHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, family status, age or disability.  For further information on this policy contact Human Relations, 541-962-8811 or TTY 1-800-735-2900 or 711.

The Center for Human Development, Inc. is a Tobacco-Free Zone.  Oregon law prohibits the use of all tobacco products in CHD buildings and on CHD property. 
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