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Oregon Ban on Cigarettes, Measure 10 (1930)

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The Oregon Ban on Cigarettes Amendment, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited the manufacturing, advertisement, sale, purchase or possession of cigarettes and provided punishments for violating the provision.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1930)
Defeatedd No156,26574.24%
Yes 54,231 25.76%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition - Vote YES or NO

ANTI-CIGARETTE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend the constitution by adding a provision prohibiting the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or giving away within the state of cigarettes, cigarette papers, or materials for the manufacture of cigarettes, or the advertisement of the same in any manner whatsoever, and making a violation of such provision a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction thereof by fine of not less than $25, nor more than $250, or imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty, not more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

318. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

319. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 10 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 1, 1930.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.