Law | Oregon Looking To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

As a bill in Oregon moves through the legislative process, SB 663 has mutated considerably that would impose draconian laws that in the short and long-term will hurt the business of tobacco retailers thus damaging the American dream.

The bill which can be read at would raise the tobacco purchase to 21 and also require tobacco retailers to be licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commissions.

Under that licensing, retailers would be required to be at least 1,000 feet from schools and prevent anyone under the age 18 into the retailer. In addition, it would prevent the sale of both tobacco and alcohol and possible ban smoking in their stores.

It does not stop there as discounts would be prohibited so the days of buy X get 1 free or box discounts will be over if the law passes.


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