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Tobacco Retail Licensure Information

Beginning January 1, 2022 the State of Oregon is requiring any retailer to have a license to sell tobacco and inhalant delivery system (IDS) products.  Below are links to two documents from Oregon Health Authority to provide information on this new requirements.

Educational Resources for Covid-19 and Tobacco

The following webpages have current information and research on COVID-19 and Tobacco use. These pages are a great resource to read about the latest resources to quit tobacco use. This information provides topics you may discuss with medical providers.

American Lung Association

American Heart Association

Action on Smoking and Health

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center

World Health Organization

Smoking Cessation, Vaping and COVID-19

Here are three important things to know about COVID-19 and smoking or vaping:

  • People who smoke or vape are at an increased risk of developing more severe symptoms of COVID-19

  • Smoking or vaping doubles the risk of developing respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19

  • If you quit, your health can improve within days and weeks, which could increase the odds of recovering more quickly if you get COVID-19

If you or your loved one need help quitting, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit

In Oregon it is illegal for anyone under 21 years old to buy or use tobacco.


Tobacco is a plant that is grown to make cigars, cigarettes, hookah, and chewing & smokeless tobacco.


Tobacco has in it a chemical called nicotine. Nicotine is what makes tobacco products addictive. When nicotine enters the body, it makes the brain release dopamine which creates pleasure feelings. Because of this, people can get hooked on tobacco products.


Nicotine is also found in e-cigarettes and vape products. E-cigarettes/vape do not contain actual tobacco, but they are still just as addictive as tobacco products.

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