VIDEO: Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:07
VIDEO: Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:52 PM PST
Updated: Jan 23, 2013 2:57 PM PST
By FOX 12 Webstaff
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.
Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both.
Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids.