Smoking in workplaces and outside entrance of buildings throughout Eugene is already an outlaw. Councilor Greg Evans appealed for the cause and said that smoking should soon be banned in all public places in the city.
Evans said that he wants to see a healthier city. "It's time for us to move toward having a healthier community, and reducing behaviors that are more than a public nuisance." He calls second-hand smoke "an assault on people's ability to breathe."