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Smoke Shop and Cigar Bar Certification

Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act contains exemptions that give privileges to certain businesses to allow smoking of tobacco products indoors. Businesses that receive these privileges are called certified smoke shops or certified cigar bars.

Smoke Shop Certification  Cigar Bar Certification

Temporary Rule for Indoor Clean Air Act-Response to COVID-19

Governor Brown has declared an emergency due to the public health threat posed by COVID-19 (Executive Order 20-03) and issued the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order (Executive Order 20-12) directing individuals to stay home to the maximum extent possible, closing certain businesses, and requiring other retail businesses to implement physical distancing policies.

The Oregon Health Authority-Public Health Division (OHA-PHD), has adopted a temporary Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR 333-015-3000) related to the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA).

Review the entire temporary administrator order, including the statement of need and justification.

The temporary rule is in effect until the declared emergency terminates or until October 26, 2020, whichever is earlier.

This rule has been issued to address potential difficulties businesses, OHA and local public health authorities may encounter due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This rule:

  • Removes notary requirements for certified smoke shop applications, renewals and other required documentation and extends deadlines for this documentation;
  • Suspends portions of rules that require certified smoke shops and cigar bars to remain in operation at all times to avoid termination of their certification; and
  • Amends ICAA complaint response requirements for the Authority and LPHA to allow for flexibility in response timing, compliance with physical distancing requirements, and consistency with best practices for public health during the public health emergency.
Click here to review the entire rule on the Secretary of State's website.
 
Governor’s Executive Orders: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.

Statute and Administrative Rules

 

Smoke Shop Certification Requirements

Senate Bill 29: Smoke shops must comply with new rules starting January 1, 2020

On June 20, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 29 into law. This law amends the Indoor Clean Air Act and changes requirements for smoke shops certified by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 433.847. After reading below, if you need more information, call the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section at 971-673-0984.

SB 29 Frequently Asked Questions

 

All smoke shops must be certified by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and must abide by specific requirements.

 
  • All smoke shops must receive certification from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) before permitting smoking on the premises.
  • All required documentation must be included for OHA to consider the smoke shop for certification.
  • Establishments that sell tobacco products must also comply with federal, state and local tobacco laws and regulations restricting the sale, distribution and marketing of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems (inhalant delivery systems are products such as e-cigarettes).
 

There are 3 types of smoke shop certification allowed in Oregon. See below for details and forms.

 
 

Cigar Bar Certification Requirements

 

All cigar bars must be certified by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and must abide by specific requirements.

  • All cigar bars must receive certification from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) before permitting cigar smoking on the premises.
  • All required documentation must be included for OHA to consider the cigar bar for certification.
  • Establishments that sell tobacco products must also comply with federal, state and local tobacco laws and regulations restricting the sale, distribution and marketing of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems (inhalant delivery systems are products such as e-cigarettes).
 
 

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