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Statements of Support for Measure 108

Argument in Favor

We all want to Protect our Youth from Vaping, Protect Taxpayer Accountability, Prevent Increased Nicotine and Tobacco Consumption and Provide Health Care through the Oregon Health Plan

Voting Yes on Measure 108 Hits the mark by:

  • Implementing a nicotine vape tax which will reduce consumption among our youth and increasing the cigarette tax to help save 39,000 Oregonians.
  • Creating accountability by making sure the revenue raised only goes to prevention programs and the Oregon Health Plan. That’s why a bi-partisan committee passed this measure because Republicans and Democrats agreed to protect taxpayer dollars.
  • Nearly tripling prevention programs so we can focus on our youth vaping epidemic and protect our youth from becoming the next generation of addicts.

That’s why healthcare experts throughout Oregon and across the nation support Measure 108

AllCare Health

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Heart Association

Coalition for a Healthy Oregon

Cambia Health Solutions

CareOregon

Cascade AIDS Project

Kaiser Permanente

Legacy Health

National LGBT Cancer Network

NPAIHB (Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Oregon Academy of Family Physicians

Oregon Alliance for Children, Families and Communities

Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems

Oregon Health Care Association

Oregon Latino Health Coalition

Oregon Medical Association

Oregon Pediatric Society

Oregon Public Health Institute

Oregon School Based Health Alliance

Oregon Thoracic Society

Oregon Nurses Association

Our Children Oregon

PeaceHealth

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

Prism Health

Providence Health & Services

Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics

Samaritan Health Services

Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon (TOFCO)

Upstream Public Health

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

 

 

(This information furnished by Sean Kolmer, Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems.)

Argument in Favor

When we say everyone, we mean everyone is YES on Measure 108 (Except for the Big Tobacco companies)

Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP)
Oregon Health Care Association
Oregon Medical Association
Oregon Academy of Family Physicians
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Alliance for Children, Families and Communities
Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems
Oregon Coalition of Christian Voices
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Health Care Association
Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Oregon Pediatric Society

Oregon Primary Care Association
Oregon PTA
Oregon Public Health Institute
Oregon Recovers
Oregon School Based Health Alliance
Oregon Thoracic Society
Orp Industries
Our Children Oregon
Pacific Climate Warriors Portland
PacificSource
PeaceHealth
Pendleton Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Pine Echoes 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc. (PCRI)
Portland Consulting Group
Prism Health
Providence Health & Services
Rabbi Debra Kolodny
Redmond Chamber of Commerce
Reel in Bend Real Estate
Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics
Samaritan Health Services
SEIU 503
Self Enhancement, Inc
Sustain Interiors
Tax Fairness Oregon
Tigard Chamber of Commerce
The Numberz Radio Station
Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon
Tobacco Free Kids Action Fund
Treeline Financial Group
Trillium Community Health Plan
Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
Upstream Public Health
Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Washington County Ignite
Willamette Valley Consultants
YWCA

 

We are united because we know that too many kids are getting hooked on candy flavored vapes, leading them to a deadly, lifelong addiction to nicotine. We know that the single best way to protect them is with Measure 108.

(This information furnished by Anca Matica, Yes for a Healthy Future.)