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Which Oregon candidates puff on cigarette cash? 2016 money in politics

Oregon's main lobbying entity on tobacco issues, Altria Client Services, has given more than $83,200 to candidates or campaign committees since Oct. 6, campaign finance reports show. More than half — some $43,000 — has gone to a political action committe
The Oregonian
added Nov 16, 2015 21:41

[Oregon] Banks revisits parks smoking ban, but councilor wants 'public health risk' cut from ordinance

The Banks City Council this month revisited the possibility of a smoking ban in public parks and on city property. But one councilor wants to frame the discussion as one of public preferences, not one of public health. When a ban was last discussed in S
The Oregonian
added Mar 15, 2015 12:42

[Oregon] 80% of new tobacco tax won't go to help people quit?

A large per-pack increase in Oregon’s cigarette tax currently being debated in the State Legislature will primarily back-fill General Fund spending, and do little to help smokers quit. HB 2555 will increase Oregon’s cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack, but o
added Mar 8, 2015 15:10

[Oregon] Chantix Case in Eugene calls attention to Mental Health Issues

On Nov. 17, 2014 in a courtroom in Eugene, Lamae Stout lost the lawsuit against PeaceHealth; Matthew McLaughlin, the dentist who prescribed Chantix, a drug that helps people quit tobacco; and Eugene Emergency Physicians. A jury found the defendants not g
Eugene (OR) Weekly
added Dec 4, 2014 19:36

[Oregon] CANCELOSI: Tony Gwynn's battle with tobacco is one I know well: Guest opinion

When I was 11 years old, I played on a baseball team whose coach was a former professional baseball player. I remember he was athletic, good looking, sharp and chewed tobacco. When our first practice ended, my friends and I rode our bikes to a local st
The Oregonian
added Jul 3, 2014 12:55

[Oregon] EDITORIAL: Smokers litter ... and so do other people: Editorial

A Monday stroll on the South Park Blocks from Salmon Street through the campus of Portland State University turned up plenty of cigarette butts, many of them clustered around benches. Loftus and other people fed up with littering do have a point. Is it r
The Oregonian
added May 16, 2014 08:18

[Oregon] Editorial: Smoking ban in state parks isn't necessary

Here, the solution is obvious: Smoke ‘em if you want in state parks. But remember that other park patrons have no desire to see your butts on the ground. They’re trash, and they should be disposed of properly. Our state parks should be managed for all Or
Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald
added Dec 29, 2013 10:38

Oregon Takes Small Step Forward in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

For the first time, Oregon will start to use some tobacco settlement funds to protect kids from tobacco. Over the next 2 years, the state will allocate $2 million per year for the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP).
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 9, 2013 11:09

[Oregon] Senate Bill 444

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon: ... A person commits the offense of smoking in a motor vehicle if the person smokes in a motor vehicle while a person under 18 years of age is in the motor vehicle.
Oregon State Legislature
added Jun 12, 2013 14:09

[Idaho, Oregon, Washington] Proposed cigarette tax increase in OR could light up black market

“You get a lot of crime accompanying cigarette bootlegging,” said Patrick Fleenor, chief economist of Fiscal Economics Inc., who has written extensively on the economics of smoking. “It has similar effects to drug smuggling.” A study by the Mackinac Cen (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Apr 12, 2013 10:42
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