New Year's resolutions for tobacco and vaping retailers in Multnomah County just got a little easier to keep, thanks to a temporary court order blocking a flavored tobacco and nicotine ban. As the fight over flavor-infused addiction heats up, retailers and public health advocates find themselves on opposite sides of the smoke shop counter.
Tobacco and vaping businesses, reeling from a Multnomah County judge's green light for the ordinance, filed an appeal, prompting the Oregon Court of Appeals to intervene. The court issued a temporary stay, effectively putting the ban on hold until a final ruling is. . .