According to foreign reports, Washington County, Oregon, announced that the ban on retailers selling flavored e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in Washington County has been shelved and will vote in May after petitioners collect signatures to stop the ban.
According to news reports, Decree No. 878 passed by the Washington County Council on November 2, 2021 prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored synthetic nicotine.
The ban takes effect on December 2, 2021, but retailers must remove products from shelves before January 1, 2022, when the law has been implemented.
However, enough signatures have been collected to shelve the decree, and Washington County election officials are verifying the signatures to lift the ban. The county has 15 days to verify the signature.
This means that retailers in Washington County can now sell flavored tobacco products and will not enforce the ban when verifying signatures.
At the same time, if there are not enough signatures or the majority of voters approve it in May, the regulation can still be restored.