Oregon



The State of Oregon

Oregon enjoys a diverse scenic landscape. It consists of the pacific coast line, the volcanoes of
rugged and glaciated Cascade Mountain range, dense evergreen forests, and a partial desert
area across the eastern portion of the state.


Crater Lake National Park

Salem is the Oregon state's capital and third-most-populous city. Portland is the largest city,
with an estimate population of about 580.000. A total population in the state of Oregon is
379,000 in 2008.


Source: University of Texas Libraries

Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon. This National Park was established
in 1902. This park encompasses the Crater Lake caldera, which rests in the remains of a
destroyed volcano and the surrounding forest land and hills. The lake is in 594 m depth,
which makes it the deepest lake in the United States. Crater Lake has no streams flowing
into or out of it. All water that enters the lake is eventually lost from evaporation or sub-
surface seepage. The lake's water commonly has a striking blue hue, and the lake is re-filled
entirely from direct precipitation in the form of snow and rain.


Crater Lake National Park: This picture was taken by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto in August 1962.

(L) Crater Lake National Park, photographed in August 1962.
(R) Details of features beneath the surface of Crater Lake constructed using data from the 2000 bathymetry survey.

(L) Conger Street Clock museum, Eugene, Oregon (R) Downtown Eugene


Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act
Oregon's smoking ban in restaurants and bars

Smoke-free Workplace Law Oregon took effect in January 2009. Under Oregon's Smoke-free
Workplace Law, smoking is prohibited in most public places and work places. Place of employ-
ment means every enclosed area under the control of a public or private employer that
employees work frequently during the employment.

Workplaces and public places that must be smoke-free include but are not limited to:
  • Bars and taverns, including bar areas of restaurants
  • Bowling centers
  • Bingo halls
  • Private and fraternal organizations
  • Employee break rooms  
  • Restaurants
  • Private offices and commercial office buildings
  • Retail and wholesale establishments
  • Manufacturing plants and mills
  • Truck stops
  • Child and adult day-care
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Movies theaters and indoor entertainment venues
  • Hotels and motels (Exception: up to 25% of guest rooms may be designated
  • as smoking rooms by the owner or entity in command )
  • Work vehicles that are not operated exclusively by one employee.

Most bars complying with Oregon smoking ban

Despite some grumbling by smokers and bar owners, Oregon's new smoking ban in bars and
taverns appears to be drawing wide compliance around the state. The Department of Human
Services sent investi-gators to bars and bowling alleys this summerand found the majority of
establishments were following the state's indoor smoking ban. It was approved by the 2007
Legislature in an effort to protect patrons of bars and taverns as well as people who work there
from the effects of second-hand smoke. Some bars and taverns have said the smoking ban
has hurt business. However, advocates say the health benefits of banning smoking inside those establishments outweigh those considerations.

Source: November 11, 2009 Salem, Oregon, Associated Press

オレゴン州は北米西海岸に面し、北はワシントン州、南はカリフォルニア州に挟まれた人口、380万人
ほどの地域である。オレゴン州は降雨量が多く、豊かな森林に恵まれ、木材生産量は全米第一である。

筆者は1962年8月に自分の車でこの地を訪れているが、日本でも見られるような海岸線や山々が遠くに
見え隠れする美しい土地である。州南部の山岳地帯にあるクレーター国立公園の火山湖は水深、
594メートルとアメリカ合衆国内で一番深い。

最大の都市はポートランド( Portland )で、オレゴン大学のあるのがユージーン( Eugene )で、オレゴン
州内で2番目に大きな都市圏である。このユ−ジーンで2001年7月に喫煙規制法( Clean Air Act ) が
施行され、すべての公共施設、レストラン、バーが全面禁煙となった。オレゴン州全体をカバーする
受動喫煙防止法は、2009年1月から施行され、すべての閉鎖公共空間、レストラン、バー、居酒屋での
喫煙が禁止される。シガーバーとホテルの客室は全体の25%以内の範囲で喫煙客室として認められている。


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オレゴン州
2008年9月執筆 2009年11月英文加筆 
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The report was written in September 2008, photographs used in part of this article were taken
in August 1962, by Junhaku Miyamoto, MD, PhD.



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