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Washington County Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

(Hillsboro, OR) -- Washington County is banning flavored tobacco products. The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted three to two yesterday to approve an ordinance prohibiting the sale of any flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored synthetic nicotine, vaping devices, flavored cigars, and e-hookahs that have any flavor besides natural tobacco. Washington County is now the first county in the state to pass such a ban. The ordinance goes into effect on December 2nd and won't be enforced until January 1st of next year.

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