No tobacco, e-cigs at clinics
ROSEBURG — Health organizations in Coos County will launch more comprehensive tobacco policies beginning Jan. 1. The new policies will prohibit cigarettes and all other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products, from being used on properties owned and operated by Advantage Dental and Waterfall Community Health Center. Western Oregon Advanced Health is also recognized for its strong tobacco policy and commitment to health.
With guidance and support from local health leaders, Advantage Dental Clinics will implement the new policy at all 34 of its Oregon clinics even beyond Coos County. The state’s largest dental care provider will now have a tobacco-free dental clinic in nearly every county in Oregon.
The use of nicotine replacement therapy, such as gums, lozenges and patches that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, will still be permitted at all locations. Patients with questions should consult with their health care providers or clinics to see if or how the new policy changes will affect them.
For individuals in Coos County who are interested in quitting tobacco, the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line provides free counseling, nicotine replacement therapy and educational materials to all Oregonians, regardless of income, insurance status, or legal status. Call the Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or 1-855-DEJELO-YA (335356-92) for Spanish; or visit www.quitnow.net/oregon.
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