Public Health

Tobacco Prevention and Education Program

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

The Quit Line is free to all Oregonians. Tobacco users who call the Quit Line when they quit dramatically increase their chances of success. The friendly, confidential coaching at the Quit Line is tailored to callers whether they are considering quitting, actively quitting, needing a little help to stay quit, or supporting someone else to quit.

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Spanish: 1-877-NO-FUME (1-877-266-3863)
TTY: 1-877-777-6534
Or register on line at: Hours: 5 a.m. to midnight every day

Further information on the quit line click here: QUIT NOW!

Other Cessation Programs

Samaritan Health Services

Tobacco-Free Classes

  • Based on national curriculum, this course will provide you with tools to help quit tobacco and develop a healthier lifestyle.
    Contact: 1-877-768-STOP (1-877-768-7867)

An Integrative Approach to Quitting Tobacco

  • This five-week program features a holistic, non-prescription approach to helping individuals quit successfully through behavioral education, social support, acupuncture and emotion-freeing acupressure. The program consists of educational sessions, acupuncture and group therapy support.
    Contact: (541) 812-5656 or (541) 768-6412

Empowered to Quit

  • This faith-based program will give you powerful tools and strategies to overcome tobacco addiction.
    Contact: (541) 451-1271

Individual Cessation

  • Individual sessions are available as an alternative to a group setting. A physician referral is required for individual classes.
    Contact: 1-877-768-7867

American Lung Association

Freedom from Smoking

  • A free online smoking cessation program. This quit smoking self-help guide is designed to help you move through the various stages of readiness. The guide will help you set a quit date and identify ways to combat your urge to smoke.
    Contact: 1-800-LUNG-USA

Mandatory Tobacco Cessation Coverage

SB 734: Oregon's Opportunity for Tobacco Users to Quit

The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed a new law (Senate Bill 734) that requires commercial health insurers to cover tobacco use cessation as a core benefit. The law took effect on Jan. 1, 2010. Each private health plan in Oregon, or insurer that covers any Oregon resident, must provide enrollees a core benefit of at least $500 for access to and coverage for FDA-approved treatment options such as basic treatment programs and available services and therapies.

More Information: Senate Bill 734 Information and Q&A

Contact information

Rachel Petersen
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
Linn County Department of Health Services
(541) 967-3888 ext. 2173



Office Hours

Most office sites are open Monday through Friday:

8:30 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

You can contact us at the addresses and telephone numbers below or by e-mailing our staff.



Main Office   view map
2730 SE Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321

Telephone: 541-967-3888 (Available 24/7 for communicable disease reporting call 541-750-0090)
FAX: 541-926-2102
Toll free: 1-800-304-7468
TTY/TTD: 1-800-735-2900


Office   view map
1600 S Main St
Lebanon, OR 97355

Telephone: 541-451-5932
FAX: 541-258-5704
Toll free: 1-888-451-2631

Sweet Home

Office   view map
799 Long St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Telephone: 541-367-3888
FAX: 541-367-2407
Toll free: 1-800-920-7571

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