Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
The Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) is designed to prevent the use of tobacco products by youth and adults, promote tobacco cessation, and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. TPEP was established in 1997 with a clear and simple mandate: to reduce tobacco-related illness and death.
Marion County TPEP partners with public and private organizations and businesses to provide technical assistance in developing and implementing smoke-free policies for workplaces, multi-unit housing, city parks, one-time and ongoing outdoor events and other public areas and more. TPEP can also assist in clarifying or enhancing an existing policy. In many cases, TPEP can offer signage and/or communication materials to assist with policy implementation and enforcement.
TPEP promotes tobacco cessation by offering resources for the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line at no charge upon request. TPEP can also provide assistance with developing an automatic referral system for organizations that would like to have a method to refer their clients to the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line. TPEP maintains a list of free and low-cost cessation resources available in Marion County.
Marion County TPEP also does outreach and enforcement for Oregon’s Smokefree Workplace Law. ‘No Smoking Within 10 Feet’ decals and brochures and break room posters as are available at no charge upon request.
Visit TPEP at:
Our Smokefree Center Street location: 3180 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 (503) 566-2901
Our Tobacco Free Woodburn location: 976 N. Pacific Highway, Woodburn, OR 97071 (503) 981-5851
Marion County Tobacco Fact Sheet (2 pages)