January 4, 2018

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Luci Longoria, MPH, shares how Oregon public health advocates helped raise the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21.

Is your state ready to make a significant policy change to reduce tobacco use? In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, Luci Longoria, MPH, shares how Oregon joined the growing movement of states and localities to raise their tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21, and how other communities can follow their lead.

This one-hour webinar will review why raising the minimum legal sales age of tobacco products is important for protecting the health of young people, and how Oregon’s public health advocates built support for this idea among key leaders and decision-makers. The presentation will also describe opportunities and challenges experienced during the policy development process, and the reality of implementing the new law in Oregon’s current tobacco control environment.

Register today to learn about an important policy strategy to reduce smoking rates and improve population health.

Tobacco 21 in Oregon

Date: January 30, 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; policy advocates working with decision-makers


Luci Longoria, MPH, Manager, Community Mobilization for Policy, Systems and Environmental Change, Oregon Health Authority

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.