Tobacco Prevention and Education

Tobacco Statistics

  • 125 tobacco related deaths
  • 3,750 people with a serious illness caused by tobacco
  • $19.1 million spent on tobacco-related medical care
  • $17.0 million in productivity losses due to premature tobacco-related deaths

 *based on 2019 reporting by Smokefree Oregon

  Columbia County Tobacco Fact Sheet 2019

Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Coaching is available in many languages.

Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA)

Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) protects nearly every Oregonian from the health risks of secondhand smoke. The ICAA prohibits smoking in the workplace and within 10 feet of all entrances, exits and accessibility ramps that lead to and from an entrance or exit, windows that open and air-intake vents. In 2016, the Oregon legislature added "inhalant delivery systems" to the ICAA. This means that the ICAA applies to products such as e-cigarettes and vape pens.

Under the ICAA, smoking is prohibited in public places and workplaces, with few exceptions. Public place means any enclosed area open to the public. Place of employment means an enclosed area that is under the control of a public or private employer and that employees frequent during the course of employment. 

Reporting Violations of the Indoor Clean Air Act

If you see a possible violation of the law, you can report it to the Oregon Public Health Division for investigation and further action. Use the online complaint form or call 1-866-621-6107.

  • All reports of violations of the Indoor Clean Air Act are a matter of public record and confidentiality is not guaranteed.

  • Complaints must indicate a violation of ICAA. Vague language that lacks specific detail of potential violations will not be pursued.

  • If you would like to receive information about the status of your complaint, you must leave your name and contact information. If you do not want to give us that information, you can leave your complaint anonymously, but you will not receive any further information about the complaint.

Public Health Quick Links
General Information
Phone Numbers
503-397-7247 24-hour Reporting 503-397-7247
Fax: 888-204-8568
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30


Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving the quality of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic, and environmental conditions. Our goal is to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.