The City of Eugene wants community members to get out and enjoy the fresh air in downtown. We’ve made a change to City code that makes the public spaces in the downtown core smoke-free. In addition, the code allows the expansion of smoke-free areas outside the downtown core.
- What are the benefits of smoke-free public spaces?
- What is included in “public spaces?"
- When will this policy take effect?
- Where is the downtown core?
- What exactly does the new rule prohibit?
- Will the policy apply to events that take place in Eugene’s downtown core?
- How will the smoke-free policy be enforced?
- I have a business in the downtown core. Is there an option to opt-out of this rule for public space that is adjacent to my private establishment?
- What are the impacts if my private establishment chooses to opt-out?
- My commercial property is outside the downtown core. Is there an option to opt-in to this rule?
- How will the community become aware of the rule change?
- Did the community have a chance to comment on the proposed rule change?
- Why are e-cigarettes prohibited?
- What are some of the benefits of quitting smoking?
- What resources are available to help people quit smoking?
- Smoke-free Area Rules Opens a New Window.
- Smoking Ordinance Opens a New Window.
- Opt-out Form (PDF version) Opens a New Window.
- Opt-in Form (PDF version) Opens a New Window.
- Smoke-free Ordinance Flyer Opens a New Window.
- Smoke-free Parks
Email us Opens a New Window. if you have any questions or would like more information about the rule change.
Downloadable signs are available for establishments that have been approved to opt-in or opt-out of the smoke-free expansion ordinance.
Prevention and Education
For more information on the effects of smoking and tobacco use, and local statistics and outreach efforts, contact Lane County Public Health Tobacco Prevention and Education Program Coordinator Christy Inskip Opens a New Window. at 541-682-8770, or visit Lane County Public Health's Prevention Lane website Opens a New Window. .