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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
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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
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[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
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[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
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[Oregon] GRESHAM, ORE. PARKS GO TOBACCO FREE TODAY

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
HalfWheel
added Jun 16, 2017 21:50
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Electronic Cigarettes as an Introductory Tobacco Product Among Eighth and 11th Grade Tobacco Users — Oregon, 2015

(e-cigarette) use among youths is strongly associated with use of other tobacco products, including combustible tobacco products. Limited information exists about which tobacco product introduced youths to the use of tobacco products after e-cigarettes b
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 15, 2017 17:40
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[Oregon] Loopholes delay college ‘tobacco-free’ campus policy

The Clatsop Community College Board voted unanimously Tuesday to send a proposed tobacco-free policy back to the drawing board because of loopholes allowing people to smoke in cars and on the fringes of campus. The policy stated that all college propert
Daily Astorian (Astoria, OR)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:09
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An Oregon Civil-Rights Pioneer is Helping Big Tobacco Fight Against Raising the Legal Smoking Age

On March 20, records show, the world's largest tobacco company, Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris), hired former state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland) as a lobbyist. Carter, 81, is a well-known name in Salem. In 1985, she became the first black
Willamette Week
added Jun 8, 2017 19:21
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[Oregon] Gresham City Council Approves Smoking Ban For City Parks And Trails

The city council on May 16 officially approved a prohibition on using tobacco and other smoking products in city parks, trails and open spaces. Set to take effect 30 days after its approval, residents and park visitors will have a six month grace period b
Patch.org
added Jun 7, 2017 02:23
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[Oregon] Bend Leaders Lending Voice to State Tobacco Prevention Laws

Bend-area health leaders and the Oregon Health Authority marked 20 years of tobacco prevention successes in Central Oregon Wednesday with the state announcing their strategies for the future, including raising the price of tobacco, defending the Indoor Cl
myCentralOregon.com
added Jun 2, 2017 03:29
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