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 subsurface 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, photographed 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
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
Place of employment means every enclosed area under the control of a public
employer that employees work frequently during the employment.
Workplaces and public places that must be smoke-free include but are not
- Bars and taverns, including bar areas of restaurants
- Bowling centers
- Bingo halls
- Private and fraternal organizations
- Employee break rooms
- 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 investigators to bars and bowling
alleys this summer
and found the majority of establishments were following the state's indoor
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
Source: November 11, 2009 Salem, Oregon, Associated Press
Total Smoking Ban in USA and Canada
Smoke-free BC Canada
Smoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
Smoking Ban in Saskatchewan
Nonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba
Smoke-free Ontario Act
Tobacco Control in Quebec
Smoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick
Smoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington, D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
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Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
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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.