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No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

Portland State University Professor Finds Formaldehyde In E-Cigarettes

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015

FRIDAY: David Peyton's new research appears in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Parks?

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Portland Parks Board presented recommendations about smoking in public parks to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Oregon Considers Smoking Ban On Coastal Beaches

OPB | July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about the Oregon Parks Department's proposal to ban smoking on beaches along the coast.

Hillsboro City Council Approves E-Cigarette Ban In Parks

OPB | June 19, 2014

THURSDAY: The Hillsboro parks department is concerned about toxins in e-cigarette vapor, and the possibility the devices could be confused for traditional cigarettes.

Is There Fire Where There's Vapor?: The E-Cigarette Debate

OPB | Dec. 12, 2013

THURSDAY: Following a national trend, some Oregon state legislators have introduced proposals for greater regulation over the sale of e-cigarettes.

Smoking in Parks

OPB | Oct. 17, 2011

The City of Vancouver is considering legislation that would ban smokers from lighting up in parks. What do you think of this?

Teenage Tobacco Use

OPB | Aug. 08, 2011

It's getting harder for young people to light up in Oregon but there's a piece missing in the smoking cessation puzzle: enforcement.

Bill Blocks New Hookah Bars

OPB | June 24, 2011

If signed into law, a bill that just passed in the Legislature would prevent new hookah lounges from opening in the state. How would this affect you?

Healthy Choices

OPB | April 10, 2009

Is personal volition or governmental regulation the most effective path to a healthy public?