Not A penny for tobacco prevention

By Chuck Tauman of Portland, Oregon. Chuck is a trial lawyer, political consultant and lobbyist. He is also the President of Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon. Big tobacco continues to reap record profits from selling an addictive product that, when used as intended, kills its best customers. With a business model that is both simple and simply repulsive, they prey upon the young and disadvantaged in hopes of creating an addiction to nicotine and a lifetime dependence on their products and the income stream that goes with it. Frankly Oregon hasn't done enough to protect our… read more »

Posted on July 9, 2012. Community | News | Policy | Smoking Prevention

Inform. Engage. Mobilize

What did you think of Steve Duin's column in Sunday's Oregonian, City of Portland and Multnomah County must lead the way on issues that reflect their values? This is a good reminder that some of the most effective public policy is developed and implemented on the local level.  I think that this is true with tobacco control too.  Support of tobacco control policies on the local levels is critical to the advancement of regulating smoking shops, retail sales, smoke-free enviroments, and the repeal of preemption of local tobacco taxes in Oregon.  What do you think?   read more »

Posted on October 13, 2010.

Welcome to the new TOFCO website

Welcome, I would like say hello to old TOFCO and MAPLELEAFONLINECASINO friends who are reading this blog, I hope the new TOFCO website will rekindle contact with other old acquaintances and to make new friends among those of you who are just being introduced to us.Briefly, TOFCO, a statewide not-for-profit corporation representing businesses, community groups, county health departments, health care advocates and concerned Oregonians, has had a leading role in every major tobacco control effort in Oregon. The organization, founded in 1995, focuses on advocating for programs and policies that help quit tobacco, prevent young people from starting… read more »

Posted on October 4, 2010. News | Policy | Smoking Prevention

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