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2019 Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Ciggarette Use, or Vaping
The latest findings from the investigation into lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, suggest products containing THC play a role in the outbreak.
- CDC has received data on substances used in e-cigarettes or vaping products in the 30 days prior to symptom onset among 514 patients.
- About 77% reported using THC-containing products; 36% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products.
- About 57% reported using nicotine-containing products; 16% reported exclusive use of nicotine-containing products.
2019 Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping
Read the Executive Order 19-03: here.
Sources for Washington’s Vaping Flavor Ban:
- Washington State Board of Health – https://sboh.wa.gov/
- Liquor Cannabis Board- https://lcb.wa.gov/vape/
Updates include content regarding:
- Specific pages for Cannabis licensees and Tobacco/Vapor licensees;
- Table stating “What’s Allowed” and “Not Allowed” in the emergency rule;
- Disposition of product;
- Enforcement information; and
- Links to required signage.
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Sources for updates on Vaping Illness:
- WA DOH – https://www.doh.wa.gov/
- CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/
basic_information/e- cigarettes/severe-lung- disease.html#map-of-reported- cases
- CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html
Initial Q&A with Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) on Compliance
- Signage can be downloaded and accessed under the Required Signs tab on LCB’s website: here. Licensees print their own signs.
- LCB officers will be enforcing compliance with signage and flavor ban at both marijuana and non-THC vapor product retailers.
- LCB officers will start with educational visits and then shift into active compliance mode (after about two weeks).
- Noncompliance can be reported via the usual channels: either local LCB officers or LCB’s home page Report a Violation box.
- Active checking for product on shelves will not likely begin for a couple of weeks (though we are not sharing that with licensees).
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