The fate of Multnomah County's flavored tobacco and vape ban remains shrouded in smoke as a legal battle heats up. While the ban, passed by commissioners in late 2022, was poised to take effect on January 1st, an emergency motion for a stay filed with the Oregon Court of Appeals has thrown the issue into limbo.
The stay effectively pauses the clock on the ban's implementation, delaying a decision on whether the court will uphold or overturn it. This leaves businesses like House of Pipes, with owner Angelina Rizhuk facing the potential loss of nearly 60 employees, in. . .