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Midge Purcell, Smokefree Oregon Hero

Our Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Midge Purcell, was featured as a part of the Smokefree Oregon Heroes campaign.  For decades, tobacco companies have aggressively targeted minority communities by using cultural appropriation in advertising. In the video, Midge talks about the devastating effect that this has on the African American community and shares how she is working to create policies that will protect our community from Big Tobacco, and raise awareness in the community about the dangers of smoking.

 

Read more about the campaign on Smokefree Oregon’s webpage, which can be accessed here.