Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 444 A makes smoking in a motor vehicle with a minor under the age of 18 present a secondary traffic violation. If you smoke in a car with children, you may be fined a maximum of $250 for the first offense and $500 for the second or subsequent offense.
The primary goal of the law is to decrease children's exposure to secondhand smoke in the small, enclosed area of a car. A secondary goal is to educate parents and other adults about the dangers of smoking in a car with a minor present.
Help us raise awareness about the new law.
Download educational materials in English and Spanish from the American Lung Association of Oregon. Materials include a fact sheet, frequently asked questions and posters.