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Raising age to buy tobacco a positive step | Editorial

Based on a 2015 federal study, we can expect that every week in Oregon, more than 500 people younger than 18 try smoking for the first time. 50 more words

Opinion

Tobacco buyers must be 21 after New Year

Oregon is fifth state to ditch sales to 18 year olds.

Starting Jan. 1, the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in Oregon will increase to 21. 45 more words

Bend Bulletin

Maine Becomes Fourth State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Over the strenuous objections of the governor, Maine has become the fourth U.S. state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. The state’s House and Senate voted Wednesday to override a veto from Gov. 190 more words

Leadership

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Writing

Oregon tobacco age headed to 21 after lawmakers pass new rules

A proposal that would make Oregon the third state in the nation to increase its tobacco sales age to 21 achieved the final go-ahead Thursday. 33 more words

The Oregonian

No buying tobacco under the age of 21, Oregon lawmakers decide

Oregonians under the age of 21 will not be able to buy cigarettes as soon as the governor puts her pen to a newly passed bill. 11 more words

Statesman Journal

Oregon House votes to raise tobacco sales age to 21

The Oregon House took steps to save lives by protecting kids from a lifetime of addiction Thursday when it passed Senate Bill 754 to raise the state’s age for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21, supporters of the measures said. 11 more words

Senate Bills