E-cigarette use is skyrocketing among youth and it's time to do something about it!

If you haven't already contacted lawmakers in support of raising the tobacco tax and establishing for the first time ever a tax on e-cigarettes there is still time!

The use of e-cigarettes by our youth is skyrocketing. In fact, the US Surgeon General called it an epidemic.  We have a chance to help change this trend and save our kids.  A bill the American Heart Association supports to raise Oregon’s tobacco tax by $2 and for the first time ever tax e-cigarettes, is being debated and will be voted on later this month.

Email members of the committee in support of taxing both traditional tobacco and e-cigarettes!

hero_image_alt_text===A young man using a e-cigarette device
thumbnail_alt_text===A young man using a e-cigarette device

Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death in Oregon. It causes more deaths than obesity, alcohol, motor and firearms accidents and illicit drug use combined. It is estimated that raising the tax on tobacco and e-cigarettes will prevent 19,000 kids from picking up the deadly habit.

Please contact the committee today and let them know you want their support to tax e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco!

To keep up to date on this and other policy efforts by the American Heart Association follow our social media pages:



Thank you for your support!

Share This Story

Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.