September 21, 2018
Salem-News.com (May-30-2008 16:17)
UN Seeks Total Ban on Tobacco Advertising to Protect KidsSalem-News.com
They say advertising is becoming more aggressive in the developing world, where bans on tobacco marketing are less likely.
(GENEVA) - The United Nations health agency today called on governments to impose a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to deter young people around the world from taking up smoking.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (May-08-2008 10:39)
Fewer Oregon Women Smoking While PregnantSalem-News.com
Women who smoke while pregnant are more likely to miscarry or have a still birth
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Officials with the state say that since the beginning of Oregon's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program in 1996, the proportion of mothers who smoked while pregnant has decreased 30 percent. Because of this decrease in smoking, about 17,000 infants have had a healthier start to life.
Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2008 05:23)
Teens in Oregon Smoking Less, Drinking Alcohol MoreSalem-News.com
In survey results, 32 percent of Oregon's eighth graders and 44 percent of 11th graders drank alcohol within the past month.
(SALEM, Ore. ) - Cigarette and marijuana smoking are down among Oregon middle and high school students, and alcohol use remains the same for 11th graders but has increased 28 percent for eighth graders, according to the Oregon Department of Human Services Addictions and Mental Health Division.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2008 09:16)
State Hopes Retailer Sales Checks Curb Teen Tobacco UseSalem-News.com
Last year more sales to minors occurred at mini marts, small markets and gas stations, while fewer sales were made at tobacco shops, department stores and drug stores.
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Hundreds of retailers throughout Oregon will receive surprise visits during the next six months to see if they are complying with laws that prohibit tobacco sales to persons under age 18.
Salem-News.com (Feb-01-2008 09:40)
Oregonians are Smoking 41% Less According to New ReportSalem-News.com
Exposure to secondhand smoke also declined during the past decade, according to the report.
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Oregonians smoked an estimated 2.6 billion fewer cigarettes between 1996 and 2006 as consumption decreased 41 percent during that time, according a report from the Oregon Department of Human Services Public Health Division.
Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2007 21:17)
Real Plastinated Smokers Lungs Unveiled Thursday at OMSISalem-News.com
As many as 18.9 percent of Oregonians smoke, and 76 percent of those want to quit. This exhibit is a good inspiration.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - One of the many dramatic displays in Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 3: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies begins June 28th at OMSI. It features blackened smokers lungs compared to healthy lungs.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (May-31-2007 14:15)
Report: Tobacco Companies Spent over $135 Million to Market Products to Kids in Oregon in 2005Salem-News.com
In 2005, the latest year in the report, the tobacco companies spent $13.4 billion on marketing nationwide -- $36.6 million a day.
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Tobacco companies spent a massive $135.9 million on marketing in Oregon in 2005, with most of it spent on marketing in retail stores that is effective at encouraging kids to smoke, according to a report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Salem-News.com (May-15-2007 13:48)
ATF Serves Warrants on Smokeshops in Oregon and WashingtonSalem-News.com
ATF partners with Washington and Oregon state agencies to crackdown on illegal cigarette trafficking.
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Seven Federal search warrants were simultaneously served today throughout the states of Washington and Oregon regarding the illegal trafficking of cigarettes, says Special Agent in Charge Kelvin N. Crenshaw, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2007 13:44)
Oregon`s Governor Signs Safer-Cigarette Bill Into LawSalem-News.com Capitol Watch
Requires only cigarettes that self-extinguish be sold in Oregon.
Governor Ted Kulongoski on Tuesday, joined by legislators, Oregon State Fire Marshal Nancy Orr and members of the Oregon fire service, signed into law legislation (HB 2163) requiring all cigarettes sold in Oregon to be self-extinguishing to prevent accidental fires.
Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2007 15:34)
Oregon Bill Takes Aim at SmokersChris Rizo Salem-News.com
The proposal faces an uncertain future amid concerns that the bill places an unfair burden on smokers.
Smokers could have to dig a little deeper in their pockets to buy a pack of cigarettes in Oregon, under legislation pending in the state House of Representatives.