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Oregon voters have until Nov. 3rd to make up their minds on 4 statewide ballot measures. The issues are campaign finance limits, raising taxes on cigarettes and taxing vape products for the first time, allowing the therapeutic use of psilocybin and decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of drugs.

Erika Westling / Influents Innovations

As e-cigarette consumption among teens increases, Eugene researchers are creating resources to prevent usage. An online, interactive program for fifth and sixth graders could help reduce child vaping.

Elizabeth Gabriel

As the number of vape deaths continues to rise—two of which were in Oregon—the future of vaping concerns many Oregonians. But were certain groups targeted to begin vaping the first place?

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As the vaping industry continues to reel from a string of user fatalities and illness, Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is pushing a federal tax on e-cigarettes.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is now asking processors and retailers to review vaping paraphernalia for potentially dangerous additives.

This follows a user’s vaping death in July.  Investigators are seeing if something added to a commercially-purchased marijuana oil is to blame.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Public health officials in Oregon are asking medical professionals to be on the lookout for severe respiratory illnesses among people who use e-cigarettes.

Science News For Students

Over a four year timespan, Lane County saw a 250% increase in teenage use of E-cigarettes. Public Health officials say many young people and their parents are misinformed about the dangers of vaping and they want to change that.

Indoor Use Of E-Cigarettes No Longer Allowed In Oregon

Jan 2, 2016
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The use of E-Cigarettes, also known as vaping, is no longer allowed indoors in public places in Oregon.