Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

Without enforcement, tobacco ban is all smoke and mirrors

Last spring the University approved a Tobacco Free Policy which has been in effect since September 1, 2011. Though the administration had good intentions when they approved this policy it has yet to make a major difference on campus. This policy bans smoking on everything that is considered University property and affects not only students and faculty but customers, vendors, and visitors.

Regulatory Chill and Challenges to Tobacco Packaging Laws

On November 21, the Australian Parliament enacted the world’s first tobacco plain packaging law. This groundbreaking public health legislation requires that all tobacco products sold in Australia as of December 1, 2011, be in plain packages with no industry logos, promotional texts, brand imagery or colors.

Oregon’s tobacco control efforts among the best in the U.S

Smokers who want to quit will find more help in Oregon than in most other states, the American Lung Association reports: