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No buying tobacco under the age of 21, Oregon lawmakers decide

Oregon is about to become the third state in the nation to raise the age for buying tobacco products, following a 39-to-20 vote in the Oregon House on Thursday. The Senate passed the measure in March, 19 to 8. Senate Bill 754 was scheduled to return to
WUSA 9 CBS (Washington, DC)
added Jul 12, 2017 03:00

Oregon raises smoking age to 21, joining California, Hawaii as only states to do so

“This is really important because we know 95 percent of lifetime smokers start before age 21 and by removing tobacco from peer groups in high schools, we’re ensuring that young people have a lesser likelihood of knowing someone over the age of 21, and wi
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 8, 2017 14:51

VIDEO: Central Oregonians react to higher tobacco sales age

Smokers between 18 and 21 soon will have to find a new outlet to get their nicotine fix, as Oregon is one step away from from raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and tobacco products. Senate Bill 754, which is headed to the governor's desk, w
KTVZ Channel 21 (Bend, OR)
added Jul 8, 2017 15:21

Oregon Will Be Third State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

The Oregon vote provides a big boost for the growing, nationwide movement to increase the tobacco age to 21 to prevent kids from using tobacco, save lives and make the next generation tobacco-free. Tobacco 21 laws have also been enacted by at least 250 ci
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:08

Oregon's new smoking age will be 21 years old

Oregon is set to join California and Hawaii as the only states in the country to prohibit the purchase of tobacco products for people under the age of 21. "This is really important because we know 95 percent of lifetime smokers start before age 21 and b
KATU TV Ch. 2 (Portland, OR)
added Jul 7, 2017 16:40

Oregon Legislature Raises Tobacco Sales Age to 21, Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

Brodell, Western Regional Director of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation. "In Oregon, alcohol and recreational marijuana sales are already set at age 21. Tobacco, which kills almost 500,000 Americans each year, is clearly more dangerous to kids.
PR Newswire
added Jul 8, 2017 17:09

Measure To Raise Oregon Tobacco Purchase Age Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

With just days left in the session, the House Rules Committee moved the bill to the floor. Democrats including Rep. Rob Nosse said making it harder for young people to get cigarettes is a victory for public health. "We know that people that smoke take o
Northwest Public Radio (Pullman, WA)
added Jul 4, 2017 03:36

[Oregon] Does smoking pot lead to lung cancer?

Q: Does smoking marijuana cause lung cancer the way smoking cigarettes does? It’s still unclear whether smoking pot increases the risk for developing lung cancer. Hard data on the risks of marijuana smoking have been hard to come by because, until recen
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jun 25, 2017 22:43

[Oregon] Commissioner Meieran sets July 13 public hearing on Tobacco 21

Commissioner Sharon Meieran called today for a public hearing on raising the legal age to purchase tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21. An emergency room physician, Dr. Meieran announced her intention at the regular June 22 Board of County Commission
Multnomah County
added Jun 27, 2017 00:16


The parks of Gresham, Ore. are officially going smoke free today, but park users will get a six-month reprieve from a fine should they light up. On May 16, the Gresham City Council approved a ban on the use of all forms of tobacco as well as e-cigarette
added Jun 16, 2017 21:50
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