During Tuesday’s primary election, voters in Washington County, Ore. approved a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco that had been approved by the county’s Board of Commissioners in November 2021 but put on hold in January 2022 after a petition was filed to put the matter on the ballot.
As of Wednesday morning, 76.6 percent voters were supporting the ban by way of voting no on the ballot question, which asked if the ban should be repealed.
The new law will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored synthetic nicotine as well as price promotions, coupons and discounts.
Washington County is located directly west of Portland. It has a population of around 600,000 people.