smoking

Local businesses react to new tobacco law

MEDFORD, Ore. — The legal age to buy tobacco products across the U.S. is now 21. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law on Friday. NBC5 News reached out to several businesses. Most didn’t want to comment on camera, but said …

Oregon smoking age increases to 21

Medford, Ore.– A new year is bringing new laws into effect in Oregon. One of which is smoking age. As of January 1st, the smoking age has been raised from 18 to 21 meaning you’ll have to be 21 years old to …

City of Ashland looking to expand smoking ban

Ashland, Ore., — Ashland City Council is looking to expand the smoking ban in its downtown area. The council banned sitting on curbs, smoking and panhandling last year. The new ordinance would expand those rules to Lithia Way and Pioneer Street. It’s …

Downtown Ashland smoking ban begins Friday

Ashland, Ore. — Smoking on downtown Ashland’s public sidewalks will be prohibited starting Friday. The smoking ban prohibits anyone from smoking within 10 feet of a public sidewalk, dining area, the downtown plaza, or Chautauqua Square at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. According …

FDA to regulate e-cigarettes, other products

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will now regulate all tobacco-related products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. Once in effect, the new rules will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products, including …

California raises smoking age

Sacramento, Calif. — Sacramento has will officially raise the legal minimum smoking age to 21. California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that changes the minimum age from 18 to 21. The law goes into effect next month. The legislation makes California and …

Ashland smoking ban

Ashland, Ore., — People who smoke in downtown Ashland won’t be able to light up. The city council a just approved smoking ban tonight. The ban will stop people from smoking in the entire downtown area from Church Street to Gresham Street. …

Batman vs. tobacco

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A super hero is taking on the dangers of smoking in Klamath Falls… “My name is Batman, and I’m here to warn the citizens of Klamath Falls of a grave, evil danger that lurks in their city.” That …