VIII. F. SMOKING POLICY
(Source: Multomah County Ordinance 937 adopted December 16, 1999, Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law, ORS 433.853-433.990)
In June 2007, the Oregon legislature passed a law strengthening the Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law. The new restrictions went into effect on January 1, 2009.
The law expands the number of indoor workplaces that are required to be smokefree. Smoking is prohibited in most public places and workplaces with few exceptions. Public place means any enclosed area open to the public. Place of employment means every enclosed area under the control of a public or private employer that employees frequent during the course of employment.
The law also prohibits smoking within 10 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes of workplaces or public places.
In addition, the college residence halls are smoke-free.Approved by the residence life committee April 2001:
No smoking of any substances is allowed in any dorm, although smoking tobacco products is permitted on balconies unless the smoke bothers someone else. It is expected that a request to discontinue smoking on a balcony will be honored.