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 the draft ordinance.
The Board held a public hearing on November 28 and heard the first reading of the draft ordinance on December 1.
A second reading of the ordinance will be on December 15.
We welcome your feedback at the next reading and/or online.
December 15, 1pm - Board Meeting
Multnomah County Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
The public is invited to attend in-person or virtually and give comments. When posted, you can check the agenda for the exact reading time»
- Testify In Person - use the forms in the boardroom to sign up when you arrive
- Testify Virtually - sign up and get instructions for virtual or written testimony»
This meeting will be recorded so you can watch or listen to it later. How to attend, watch or listen to board meetings»
The comment period has closed. Thanks to everyone who sent comments.
For language translation or interpretation, contact the Board Clerk at least 3 business days in advance at 503-988-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Tobacco Control and Prevention Program, 503-988-4163