Workplace smoking laws apply to all enclosed areas used by employees.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire workplace. Smoking is also prohibited within 10 feet of a building exit, entrance, open window, or vent intake serving an enclosed area.
There are no provisions for designated smoking areas. Smoking is not allowed throughout all enclosed areas used by employees.
Because Oregon prohibits smoking in places of employment, accommodations for nonsmokers are not an issue.
Oregon laws don’t address employer policies on smoking in the workplace. Local laws regulating smoking -- at the city, county, or town level -- may require employers to have a policy on smoking in some areas. And even though it’s not required by law in Oregon, employers are generally free to adopt policies on smoking in the workplace if they choose to.
An employer may not require that an employee refrain from lawful use of tobacco products during nonwork hours as a condition of employment, unless there is a genuine occupational requirement.
If you want to go right to the source and look up Oregon law on workplace smoking laws -- or if you're writing a letter to your employer or employee and want to cite the applicable law -- the relevant statute(s) can be found at Or. Rev. Stat. Sections 433.835 to 433.875, 659A.315. Workplace smoking information is also available in Nolo's books Your Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Repa (Nolo) and The Employer's Legal Handbook, by Fred Steingold (Nolo).