Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Vape Flavor Ban Bill

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Lawmakers in Oregon introduced a new bill that would end the sale of flavored vaping and other tobacco products across the state.

House Bill 3090 aims to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products. This includes hookah, e-cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco, reports KATU.

“We have been setting ourselves up for success through the legislature for the last seven years, to get to the point now where we can finally have a huge impact on reducing the pipeline of new customers,” said Jamie Dunphy, the Oregon director of government relations for the American Cancer Society.

Dunphy said the bill is the next step in reducing the number of people who vape.

Washington County, Oregon’s flavored vaping and tobacco ban was struck down by a judge who stated that counties in Oregon do not have the authority to enact such measures and that they must come from the state legislature.