SALEM, Ore. – All retailers who sell tobacco in Oregon are now required to have a special license. Oregon Senate Bill 587 was passed last year in an effort to help prevent youth tobacco use. The new “Tobacco Retail License” ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– Starting on Friday, an additional tax is going on all tobacco sales in Oregon While the initiative aims to reduce the number of people using cigarettes and vape some local businesses are upset about it. Oregon Measure 108 ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — The legal age to buy tobacco products across the U.S. is now 21. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law on Friday. NBC5 News reached out to several businesses. Most didn’t want to comment on camera, ...

OREGON — With Oregon’s ban on vaping products now on hold, government agencies are taking steps to work around it. The Oregon Court of Appeals blocked the temporary ban on flavored, cannabis vapes last week. Another ruling had already blocked ...

OREGON — The tobacco ban was lifted after the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled the flavored vaping ban can’t apply to tobacco-based vaping products sold under the Oregon Health Authority. Now, a cannabis company is trying to do the same ...

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 ...

SALEM, Ore. – As hundreds of cases of vaping-linked illnesses are being reported across the nation, the Oregon Health Authority is addressing the issue directly. 39 states, including Oregon, have reported lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping. At least ...

Medford, Ore.- The legal age to buy tobacco products in Oregon is changing. Starting January 1, 2018, Oregon will become the fifth state in the nation to increase the minimum age from 18 to 21. Local convenience stores say the ...

Salem, Ore. – A proposal to increase the minimum tobacco sales age in Oregon to 21 passed the Oregon House. If the Oregon Senate passes House-amended Senate Bill 754, it will head to Governor Kate Brown’s desk for her signature. ...

Washington, D.C. – An Oregon lawmaker is expressing concerns about the safety of e-cigarette products imported from China. Senator Ron Wyden, who also serves as the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said a new Government Accountability Office report ...