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.

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.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.