More than one-quarter of Oregon tobacco retailers failed a new state inspection
The Oregon Health Authority sent underage buyers into more than 500 stores. And 26 percent of the time, the store failed to verify the minor’s age.
The chase is on: Regulators are slowly cracking down on vapes aimed at teens
The advent of vaping revived nicotine addiction among young people after a dramatic decline. The FDA seems poised to at last yank some products aimed at teens from the market. Will it work?
Multnomah County considers flavored tobacco ban, despite court ruling
Multnomah County leaders are considering banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products despite a recent court ruling that overturned a similar ban in neighboring Washington County.
How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes
The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes, which the tobacco industry has aggressively marketed toward African Americans since 1964.
Oregon’s tobacco tax just went up
Oregon’s tobacco tax increased on Friday. That’s the result of a measure approved by voters in November.
Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law
Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.