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Cigar Legislation Week In Review Volume XX

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Kansas, Maine, New York and Vermont. California – By unanimous vote, Nevada City Council on Wednesday passed the first reading of an ordinance that tightens regulation on the sale of tobacco products in town via The Union Kansas – In Leawood, city leaders unanimously voted to raise the tobacco purchase age […]

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Law | Portland, OR Bans Smoking In Parks & Golf Courses

On Wednesday, the Portland City Council voted 4-1 to ban smoking at parks and nature areas owned by the city. This also includes city owned golf courses. The measure passed by a vote of 4-1. The golf courses effects by the measure include Heron Lakes ,Rose City, Eastmoreland and RedTail even though the latter is in the city of Beaverton. The ban for the golf course, parks, and nature areas goes into effect on July […]

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Law | Portland, OR Ban Hearing

On Wednesday, Portland City Council will hold a hearing discuss a city-wide smoking ban in public parks. The hearing comes in advance of a vote by the City Council that is scheduled for February 18. If it passes, the smoking ban would begin in July. The new law would expand existing smoking restrictions to more than 200 public parks facilities, trails, golf courses, recreation areas and community centers. The hearing takes place at 3:15 p.m. […]

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Law | Portland, OR Looking To Join Smoking Ban

A citizen advisory board in the city of Portland, Oregon has recommended to ban tobacco products including chewing tobacco in all city parks. The Parks Board of Portland delivered its recommendation on Wednesday to Amanda Fritz, the current commissioner who plans to bring a ban to the City Council in January. If the measure is approved Portland would join sixty-four other cities in the state. Portland is home to 609,000 residents over 145.1 square miles […]

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