Oregon Beaches May Ban Smoking

Aug 7, 2014

Lincoln Beach, Oregon
Credit Scott Catron/Wikimedia

The fresh salt air.  The sound of the waves crashing on the shore.  The smell of cigarette smoke. 

Two of those will continue at Oregon ocean beaches, and it's probably not the smoke. 

The Oregon State Parks Department proposes ending all smoking on Parks property along the ocean... which is almost all of Oregon's coastline. 

This follows new smoking restrictions in inland state parks. 

A public comment period is open through late August; we hear the next steps in the process.  

PUBLIC HEARING: Tuesday, August 26, 7 PM at the Coos Bay Library.

Email for comments: oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov