Contact: Jan Ward Olmstead, MPA, Public Health Policy and Project Advisor,

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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 –
  • Liquor Cannabis Board-
    • 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:

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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