SALEM -- Dozens of new laws took effect across Oregon as the new year arrived on Wednesday morning.

Expect a few higher fines and fees, new crimes to avoid committing and new workplace rules.

Tobacco taxes will go up, and it will be illegal to smoke cigarettes in a car with a minor.

Minors will be barred from tanning beds unless they have a note from a doctor. Employers won't be allowed to demand access to social media accounts of their workers. Fines will go up for using a cellphone while driving.

Tying up a dog in a manner that causes an injury to the animal will be a crime.

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