Oregon Ban on Indoor Public Smoking, Measure 6 (1988)

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The Oregon Ban on Indoor Public Smoking Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have banned public smoking in most indoor places, including enclosed workplace and places serving the public, and exempted bars, hotel rooms, tobacco shops and home workplaces not used by the public.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1988)
Defeatedd No737,77963.17%
Yes 430,147 36.83%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

QUESTION - Shall law restricting public smoking be expanded to forbid smoking in most indoor, enclosed workplaces and places serving the public?

EXPLANATION - Revises current Indoor Clean Air law that forbids smoking in some public places. Forbids smoking areas in most indoor, enclosed workplaces and in most places serving public. Excepts bars, hotel rooms, tobacco shops, and home workplaces not used by public. Requires person in charge of place where law applies to ask smoker to stop smoking or leave. Requires Health Division to enforce law. Forbids discrimination against workers reporting violations or requesting enforcement of law.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - It is expected that the initial cost of this measure to the state Health Division for providing consulting services and responding to inquiries would be $58,000 annually. Annual costs would decline after the first three years.


NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.