tobacco

Vape ban worries local businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — One week after Gov. Kate Brown took executive action against flavored vaping products, all forms of it will be banned statewide starting next week. On October 15, flavored vaping products will be pulled off the shelves across Oregon. The …

FDA to regulate e-cigarettes, other products

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will now regulate all tobacco-related products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. Once in effect, the new rules will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products, including …

California raises smoking age

Sacramento, Calif. — Sacramento has will officially raise the legal minimum smoking age to 21. California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that changes the minimum age from 18 to 21. The law goes into effect next month. The legislation makes California and …

Minimum age for buying tobacco in question

Multnomah County, Ore. — Some local health advocates are asking for the minimum age of buying tobacco to be raised. Public health advocates asked the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to raise the minimum age to 21. The recommendation came as …