Oregon Considers Stricter Parking Smoking Rules

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While not a full statewide ban, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is considering banning smoking on various areas of state parks including common areas of campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.

According to The Statesman Journal, the commission will hold public meetings in January with a vote coming in February for rules that might take would likely go into effect in 2015.

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Proposed fines are said to be between $60-110. 

Spokesman Chris Havel told the paper, “An outright prohibition on smoking in all outdoor areas of a park — that is not workable, it is not reasonable, and it really doesn’t meet any state park goals.” 

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Charlie Minato
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