Every year, 7,000 Oregonians die from smoking. Another 800 die from secondhand smoke. For every death, 20 others suffer from tobacco-related illness. The cost to Oregonians is substantial: $2.4 billion a year for health care and lost productivity — more than any other health issue.
OPHI supports policies that expand prevention and treatment strategies in Oregon to specifically focus on preventing and treating addiction while promoting sustained recovery from addiction, especially in the workplace. In addition, tools include policies that Increase educational and transitional programs for incarcerated individuals and those in recovery.
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