Attorney General

ORS 180.441
Prohibited shipping

  • in-person sale required


(a) A person engaged in the business of selling cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products for profit may not ship or transport, or cause to be shipped or transported, cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products ordered or purchased by mail or telephone or through a computer or other electronic network to any person in this state other than a distributor or retailer.


Paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply to a freight forwarder or motor carrier, as those terms are defined in 49 U.S.C. 13102, as in effect on August 8, 2017, or an air carrier, as defined in 49 U.S.C. 40102, as in effect on August 8, 2017.


A retailer may not sell cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products unless the retailer or an employee of the retailer makes the sale to the purchaser in person as part of a face-to-face exchange.


A person may not knowingly provide substantial assistance to a person that is violating subsection (1) or (2) of this section. [2017 c.687 §10]
Note: See note under 180.400 (Legislative findings).
Chapter 180

Notes of Decisions

State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation is subject to the provisions of this chapter relating to legal representation. Frohnmayer v. SAIF, 61 Or App 147, 655 P2d 1098 (1982), aff'd 294 Or 570, 660 P2d 1061 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Legal business of Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is not part of state's legal affairs and Attorney General may not provide advice or legal assistance to pool or its board of directors except at request of state officer or agency, (1989) Vol 46, p 155


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