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30th January 2023
23rd January 2023
US - Oregon: House Bill 3090 has been introduced, which would ban the sale of flavoured “tobacco products”, including e-cigarettes, containing either natural or synthetic nicotine.
5th December 2022
29th November 2022
US - Oregon: The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners hosted a public hearing yesterday on proposed rules which would ban the sale of flavoured tobacco and nicotine products in the county. The board is scheduled to hear a first reading of the ordinance on Thursday, with a possible second reading on 15th December. Part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, Multnomah County has a population of just over 800,000 and includes Portland, the largest city in Oregon.
24th October 2022
6th October 2022
US - Oregon: Portland Public Schools district is suing Juul, accusing the e-cigarette maker of intentionally targeting youth, enticing them with kid-friendly flavours, and employing deceitful advertising practices, local media reports. “PPS is committed to the health and well-being of our students,” the district said. “We’re proud to demonstrate this commitment by becoming the first school district in Oregon to join the Juul lawsuit. The defendants’ predatory practices have victimized students – our students – and we have a responsibility to hold them accountable for the harm they have caused our community.”
29th September 2022
US - Portland Oregon metropolitan area: Washington County’s Ordinance 878 – which passed last November, has been on hold since January, was ratified by voters in May, but kept on hold by a preliminary injunction in July – has now been struck down by a circuit court judge, who decided the county had no authority to enact a local ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products. The county has issued a statement disagreeing with the ruling and saying it will consider options for an appeal.
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