In Oregon they are pushing to make nicotine a prescription only drug. The double edged sword will kill their economy more than they can perceive, but the biggest thing is, alcohol causes more deaths in the Northwest than any drug, so why is nicotine targeted but not the drug more responsible for needless death? Now, for the really bad impact. Not only are they targeting tobacco, they are also making ALL nicotine products (even those designed to help you quit). Plus all the taxes lost that are going into health care from sales of tobacco (particularly the children's health care). Then there is this, once it requires a prescription you can get it on insurance. LOL ... now Medicaid and Medicare there will pay for smokers instead of collect money from them. I hope they pass that here soon, though it will ruin Seattle, it would be funny to watch. Oregon lawmaker wants nicotine prescription only - Breaking News, Local News, Local Weather, Local Sports Worse, it's Salem OR.