Downtown Eugene smoking ban takes effect Friday

Smoking will be illegal in downtown plazas, sidewalks and alleys.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 4:14 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The new smoking ban in downtown Eugene takes effect Friday.

Last month, the Eugene City Council approved the new law for a 12-block downtown core.

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Smoking will be illegal in downtown plazas, sidewalks and alleys.

MORE: Property owners mull Eugene smoking ban participation

Businesses can opt out of the smoking ban by applying to the city manager, Jon Ruiz, for an exemption.

Alternatively, businesses outside the downtown can apply to opt into the ban.

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