Tobacco Retail Environment

Beginning January 1, 2022, Oregon retailers will be required to have a license to sell tobacco/vape products. To learn more about how to get a license, retailers can visit the Oregon Department of Revenue’s cigarette and tobacco products licensing website. The Oregon Health Authority also has more information available regarding the Oregon Tobacco Retail License Program.

Update on Ordinance 878:
Measure 34-314 to repeal Ordinance 878 failed on May 17, 2022. The results will be certified on Monday, June 13. We will start enforcing the ban once the election is certified and after we have communicated specific information to affected retailers, including a timeline for compliance. OHA will help to enforce the flavor ban, along with the statewide tobacco licensing requirement that went into effect in January. Read more here.

Questions? Email TobaccoRetail@co.washington.or.us.