Multnomah County is considering rules that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products in our county.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death, locally and nationally. In October, public health leaders recommended the sales ban to reduce youth access to tobacco and help create nicotine-free future generations.

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is seeking public comment on this proposal now through December 14. It will also hold a public hearing on Monday, November 28. 

The Board is scheduled to hear a first reading of this ordinance on Thursday, December 1 and a possible second reading on December 15.

We welcome your feedback at the hearing and/or online.

Draft Flavored Tobacco Sales Ordinance (96.49 KB)

Board Hearing

November 28, 5:30 pm
Multnomah County Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

The public is invited to attend in-person or virtually and give comments.

This meeting will be recorded so you can watch or listen to it later. How to attend, watch or listen to board meetings»

Comment Online

Accepted through December 14, 2022. Send us your comments»

Language Assistance

For language translation or interpretation, contact the Board Clerk at least 3 business days in advance at 503-988-3277 or boardclerk@multco.us.

Questions?

Contact the Tobacco Control and Prevention Program, 503-988-4163