Oregon may ban smoking along 363-mile coastline
Publication Date: 2014-08-21
- Author:wire reports
- Publication:Columbus Dispatch
Oregon parks officials were holding an initial public hearing last night on a plan to make the state the first to ban smoking along its entire coastline.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a series of such hearings, taking opinions from members of the public, before voting in October on the smoking ban on the state's 363-mile coastline.
If approved by the commission, the tobacco restrictions at beaches would carry a $110 fine, although parks officials said they plan to warn rule-breaking smokers, not punish them.