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Mixed feelings over bill to raise legal smoking age to 21 in Oregon

A bill passed by the Oregon Senate last week looks to raise the legal age of buying tobacco to 21. SB 754 doesn't just cover tobacco, but also paraphernalia associated with it, like pipes, bongs and rolling papers. Health advocates say raising the age wi
KATU TV Ch. 2 (Portland, OR)
added Mar 29, 2017 02:43
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[Oregon] EDITORIAL: Sure, smoking's bad, but let's try more education rather than fines

we think there is need for a stronger effort to be made for education before the police department starts writing tickets to people who step outside to have a smoke.
Klamath Falls (OR) Herald & News
added Mar 27, 2017 03:13
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[Oregon] LETTER: Parks should be smoke-free for all users

Gresham is the fourth largest city in Oregon and currently the only one without any regulation of tobacco use in parks. It's time to change that. I urge the city council to pass this tobacco-free parks ordinance when it comes up for a vote.
Gresham (OR) Outlook
added Mar 25, 2017 20:55
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Citing health risks, Senate approves raising Oregon tobacco age to 21

Lawmakers in the state Senate on Thursday approved a bill raising Oregon's legal tobacco age to 21, inching the state closer to becoming the third to do so along with California and Hawaii. Senate Bill 754, chief sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Haywa
The Oregonian
added Mar 24, 2017 18:39
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Oregon Senate Approves Raising Legal Tobacco Age to 21

Oregon is on track to potentially become the third state in the nation to raise its tobacco age minimum to 21 following Thursday's vote by Senate lawmakers. Senate Bill 754 cleared the chamber in a 19-8 vote and now heads to the House. The measure would
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 24, 2017 18:38
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[Oregon] Drawing a line for a smoke-free downtown

The law would prohibit smoking tobacco in a corridor that includes Main Street and at least one block to the east or west. An ordinance is being drafted by Blue Zones Project, which will go before city council in the near future. A no smoking policy in c
Klamath Falls (OR) Herald & News
added Mar 23, 2017 02:52
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[Oregon] Salem reacts to proposed smoking age increase

A proposed bill in the Oregon Legislature that would raise the age of sale for tobacco products — including e-cigarettes — from 18 to 21 is getting mixed reactions throughout Salem. A law barring retailers from selling any tobacco products to anyone und
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added Mar 23, 2017 02:42
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[Oregon] Gresham OKs ordinance to make its parks smoke-free

Tobacco products will soon be forbidden in Gresham parks, trails and open spaces after the City Council approved an ordinance during its Tuesday, March 14, meeting. The decision, considered a priority on the current council work plan, was made thanks to
Gresham (OR) Outlook
added Mar 17, 2017 21:15
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[Oregon] Tobacco-free zones proposed for Klamath Falls

An effort is underway to make downtown Klamath Falls, and city parks tobacco-free. The Klamath Falls city council asked the public who was in favor, and who was against the proposal Monday night. Feelings were strong on both sides of the issue. Alex Ta
KOBI-TV (Medford, OR)
added Mar 8, 2017 03:34
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[Oregon] Eugene city councilors hear divided opinions over proposed downtown Eugene smoking ban

A proposed smoking ban in downtown Eugene has people fuming — some in support of it and some against it. Eugene city councilors heard divided opinion during a public hearing late Monday night on the topic. Seventeen people testified against while 13 p
Eugene (OR) Register-Guard
added Mar 1, 2017 15:31
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