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Video: Oregon State Rep. Mitch Greenlick Wants to Make Cigarettes a Prescription Drug

| by Michael Allen

Oregon State Rep. Mitch Greenlick (Portland) is proposing a bill that would make cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning cigarettes would require a doctor's prescription (video below).

Offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both, reports KPTV-TV.

The bill says: "The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing requirements and limitations on the sale or transfer of products containing nicotine."

Rep. Greenlick also made headlines this week by suggesting a state committee look into the hiring procedure used by the University of Oregon when it named Mark Helfrich the new Ducks head coach.

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