George Wilson of Tillamook Pharmacy for SmokeFree Oregon


Fifty years ago, George Wilson, long time friend of the college and father of Alum, David Wilson (’95), decided that his pharmacy would no longer sell tobacco products to customers. Promoting smoking or chewing would be contradictory to the healthy living and longevity standard the Tillamook Pharmacy strives to encourage for those who come through their doors.

Recently, SmokeFree Oregon did and “Oregon Heroes” video series to showcase people who have been taking the steps to create a healthier environment for Oregonians. George Wilson of Tillamook Pharmacy was one of the participants of the web series and stated in his video, “It came to me that I couldn’t sell medicine and try and help people if I was selling tobacco. It is just a moral dilemma for me.”

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SmokeFree Oregon video still of George Wilson

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy is proud to have our alumni at the front lines of change in healthcare standards for our communities.

Watch the video here.

Learn more about SmokeFree Oregon here.

Visit Tillamook Pharmacy’s website here.