Smoke-Free North State
Who We Are
The goal of the Smoke-Free North State program is to promote and protect a tobacco-free lifestyle for Butte County residents. Currently, our program focus is the targeted promotion of flavored tobacco products- including e-cigarettes, menthols, and mint flavored chew – to youth and communities of color in the city of Oroville.
- The 2018 California Healthy Kids Survey found that 5% of Oroville high school 11th graders and 25% of non-traditional high school students in Oroville are daily tobacco users including e-cigarettes and flavored cigars.
- The nicotine solutions sold for use in electronic smoking devices are marketed in thousands of bright colors and “kid friendly” flavors, such as chocolate, bubblegum and Sourpatch Kids1.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Surgeon General report that flavored tobacco products – including menthol flavors – help new tobacco users establish habits that can lead to long-term addiction.
THANK YOU to our Advisory Board members representing:
- Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County
- African American Family & Cultural Center
- Feather River Tribal Health
- Oroville Residents and Concerned Citizens
- Butte County Public Health Tobacco Education
The Smoke Free North State program is funded by the California Tobacco Control Program under grant no. 15-10227.