People living with disabilities smoke and use tobacco more than people without disabilities. The tobacco industry targets people living with disabilities to get them addicted to smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products. It can be hard to get the right kind of help to quit tobacco.
People living with disabilities are stronger than the tobacco industry!
You can get FREE counseling and quit smoking medications to quit tobacco forever.
Call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or go to the online website: www.quitnow.net/oregon. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-877-777-6534 or use a relay service to connect with 1-800-QUIT-NOW.)
Or ask your doctor for help to quit tobacco.
When you call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line, you will get FREE counseling sessions and online support. You can also get supportive text messages and free quit smoking medications, like patches or gum.
If you want to fight back against the tobacco industry, visit www.SmokefreeOregon.com to learn how.
Oregonians with disabilities use tobacco more than Oregonians without disabilities. And yet, people with disabilities are just as likely to want to quit tobacco as people without disabilities . To address this, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the Oregon Health Authority's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program worked together on a project called the Tobacco Education Project for People with Disabilities. The project engages Oregon's disability service provider organizations to participate by: 1) developing automatic referral systems to connect staff and clients to the Quit Line; 2) disseminating Oregon Tobacco Quit Line brochures branded for people without disabilities; and/or 3) becoming a tobacco free workplace/campus.
- Disseminated a survey to hundreds of Developmental Disability service providers
- Delivered a state-wide webinar
- Developmental disability specific SmokeFree Oregon materials
- Added a "Physical Limitation" question to the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line and
- Facilitated relationship building among local disability service providers and Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs. There is a Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs program in every Local Health Department and Tribe across the state.
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