Public Health

Oregon Smokefree Workplace law

On January 1, 2009, the Oregon Smokefree Workplace Law expanded to require additional workplaces to be smoke free, including bars and bar areas of restaurants, bingo halls, bowling centers, employee break rooms, and at least 75% of hotel sleeping rooms. The new law also prohibits smoking within 10 feet of entrances, exits, windows, and ventilation intakes of workplaces or public places.

How to Comply

  • No smoking within 10 feet emblemProhibit smoking in the workplace and within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, windows and air intake vents.
  • Post signs at each entrance providing notice that smoking is prohibited within 10 feet. Signs are available through the Oregon Tobacco Education Clearinghouse, 541-967-3888 ext 2330.
  • Encourage and support employees and customers who want to quit smoking. Anyone can call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT.NOW or 1-877-2NO-FUME) for free confidential help with quitting.

Enforcement of the Law

The new law places the responsibility on business owners to maintain a smokefree environment. Individuals who smoke will not be cited for smoking inside or outside a business. Oregon business owners or employers found in violation of the law are subject to a fine of not more than $500 per day with a maximum of $2,000 in any 30-day period.

Reporting Violations of the Law

Employees and the public may report violations of the law by completing an online complaint form, or, if unable to access the online form, by calling 1-866-621-6107. Complaints will be investigated and violations pursued.

For More Information about the Law

Please visit or call the Linn County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at (541) 967-3880 ext 2330.

Contact information

Rachel Petersen
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
Linn County Department of Health Services
(541) 967-3888 ext. 2173



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Sweet Home, OR 97386

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