(Portland, OR) -- The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products. They say the flavors are used by manufactures to attract young users. Retailers say minors are prevented from buying the products, but county health officials say the steps aren't working. An amendment that would have allowed existing hookah lounges to remain was voted down. If the board approves the ordinance at its December 15th meeting, it'll take effect in 2024.