Forest Grove Reverses Course, Expands Proposed Smoking Ban

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A week after Forest Grove, Ore. removed the inclusion of all city-owned or leased properties as part of a proposed smoking ban, it’s back on the table. The Forest Grove City Council voted on a smoking that would extend to all city-owned and leased property, as well as all city events.

It will not include a ban on smoking on sidewalks or streets. A second reading of the vote will take place on June 9.

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Forest Grove is located in Washington County, 25 miles west of Portland. It has a population just over 20,000. Earlier this month, a smoking ban in Portland advanced. In addition, a ban in all state parks will take effect next year.

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