OODH Tobacco Education Project - Tobacco Free Webinar

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Supporting Oregonians with Disabilities to be Tobacco Free

Couldn't make it to the webinar? Check out our PDF of the PowerPoint (with captions)!

Keep a copy of the Resources list handy (PDF) to help make a difference! 

Visit SmokeFree Oregon's website for an array of quit line materials featuring people with disabilities! (new window)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014
10:00-11:00am PST

Oregonians with disabilities use tobacco more than Oregonians without disabilities. People with disabilities are just as likely to want to quit tobacco as people without disabilities. To address this, the Tobacco Education Project for People with Disabilities aims to reduce tobacco use among both Oregonians with disabilities and their service  providers. This webinar, Supporting Oregonians with Disabilities to be Tobacco Free, provided an opportunity for disability service provider organizations and all other interested agencies to engage with the project.

Webinar participants learned about:

  1. Tobacco related data for Oregonians with and without disabilities
  2. Establishing or enhancing a tobacco free worksite/campus policy
  3. Promoting insurance-based self management benefits to staff and clients
  4. Becoming a referral organization to the Oregon Quit Line, Living Well with Chronic Conditions and other self management programs
  5. Promoting cessation messages throughout their organization

The following groups are especially encouraged to review these materials:

  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Behavioral health agencies
  • Brokerage Executive Directors and Personal Agents
  • Centers for Independent Living
  • County developmental disability representatives
  • Disability advocacy organizations
  • Local public health departments
  • Residential and vocational community based disability service providers
  • Regional health equity coalitions
  • Self management program delivery organizations
  • Tribal health departments