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"About 90% of legislation at the state level [adversely] affecting our industry will not be enacted... [Why?] Because we're good. That may sound arrogant, but I don't know any other way to put it."

Walker Merryman
Tobacco Institute

Oregon

As of January 1, 2009, all of Oregon's non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, and bars are 100% smokefree. Additionally, the 2009 law restored local control to allow all Oregonian communities to enact their own smokefree laws. Read Oregon's 100% smokefree law. Starting January 1, 2016, the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana is prohibited wherever smoking is not allowed.

To learn more, visit the Oregon Department of Human Services or call 971-673-0984.
To report a violation, fill on an online form or call 1-866-621-6107.

On June 26, 2007, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongowski signed the law that closed the loopholes and repealed the preemptive language in Oregon's 2002 Smokefree Workplace Law.

Oregon state law is no longer preemptive. Oregon state law was preemptive 2002-2008, and provided that "A local county, district, municipality, port or political subdivision of this state may not prohibit smoking in any areas listed in this section unless the local government prohibition was passed before July 1, 2001." Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Oregon.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

Oregon's 2016 Legislative Session: February 1 - March 6


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