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Oregon may ban smoking along 363-mile coastline

Publication Date: 8/21/2014
  • 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.