THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS CALLING ON OREGON LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO DO MORE TO STOP YOUNG PEOPLE FROM USING TOBACCO. A NEW REPORT SHOWS OREGON IS BEHIND WHAT MANY OTHER STATES ARE DOING. THE CANCER SOCIETY’S CHRISTOPHER FRIEND SAYS THE STATE’S TOBACCO TAX OF A DOLLAR 33 CENTS FOR A PACK OF CIGARETTES NEEDS TO INCREASE BY A DOLLAR FRIEND SAYS THE STATE ALSO NEEDS TO INCREASE ANTI-TOBACCO EDUCATION PROGRAMS. TOBACCO USE IS STILL THE LEADING CAUSE OF PREVENTABLE DEATHS IN OREGON. EVERY YEAR, 55-HUNDRED OREGONIANS DIE FROM TOBACCO RELATED CAUSES.