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 electronic nicotine delivery device products – also known as e-cigarettes, candy-flavored tobacco products, and mentholated cigarettes, to youth and communities of color in the city of Oroville.

Quick Facts

  • 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.