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District draft plan to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products

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News Tech: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County health officials in Portland, Oregon, are drafting a proposal that would ban the sale of flavored nicotine products.

Any proposal would go before the county board for final approval.

Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines said Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury asked the health department earlier this month to create a policy proposal to review in September, KGW reported.

Vines said although the age to purchase these products is 21, teens are getting them.

Last year, the Board of Commissioners in neighboring Washington County voted to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. That ban is on hold after a temporary injunction prohibited the enforcement.

Mo Hassan, who owns Mo’s Smoke and Vape in Southeast Portland, said he hopes the ban doesn’t happen. “For a lot of smoke shops in the area, they will have to close,” Hassan said. “That’s the main thing for our business.”

Public comment is being sought online at the Multnomah County website.