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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


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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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