- Feinstein Accuses CIA of Spying On Congress’ Computer NetworkPosted 9 hours ago
- AFMW: Jim DeMint: ‘Falling In Love With America Again’Posted 10 hours ago
- House Cat Attacks! Owner Calls 911Posted 11 hours ago
- FOX On Tech: Oscar ‘Selfie’ Takes Twitter To New HeightsPosted 6 days ago
- FOX in the Fast Lane: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Company to Sponsor NASCAR RacePosted 1 month ago
- VIRAL VIDEOS: Week of January 31stPosted 1 month ago
- Housecall for Health: A Fit New YearPosted 2 months ago
- Barbecue Tips From A PitmasterPosted 8 months ago
Housecall for Health: OR Considering Cigarette Ban
Some are calling it a new version of Prohibition: One U.S. state is considering a law that would make cigarettes illegal in the state.
FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:
A proposal in Oregon to make cigarettes illegal may have the best intentions for public health. The bill would classify nicotine as a controlled substance – legal only with a doctor’s prescription – with possession leading to fines and even jail time.
Legislators say the ban could help prevent nearly half a million deaths every year, but other state lawmakers say, with almost 50 million American smokers, the ban is unrealistic and could lead to a black market in cigarettes.
Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.