Effective October 15, 2019 through April 11, 2020, the sale of flavored vaping products is prohibited in the state of Oregon for 180 days.
- No retailer may sell a flavored vaping product to a consumer in Oregon.
- Online sales of flavored vaping products to people in Oregon are also prohibited during the ban.
- The temporary ban applies to THC and non-THC vaping products.
Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 19-09 to enact a temporary ban on the sale or display of flavored vaping products is an evidence-based strategy to prevent youth, as well as adults attracted to flavors, from becoming exposed to the health risks from vaping products and from becoming addicted to nicotine. These recommendations from the Governor, taken together, will help us protect the health of all Oregonians. The Oregon Health Authority urges all Oregonians who use vaping products to stop vaping immediately.
OHA continues to work with health care providers in Oregon to identify cases of vaping-related illnesses and to partner with federal officials to investigate the causes of vaping-related lung injuries and deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority will work closely with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the Oregon Department of Justice and other agencies to implement the Governor’s Executive Order, including launching a statewide public education effort to warn Oregonians about the risks e-cigarette use or vaping products pose to youth and adults. Nearly 90 percent of Oregon high school students who exclusively use e-cigarettes use flavored products.
Read the Governor’s press release.
The Oregon Health Authority is urging Oregonians to stop using all vaping products until federal and state officials have determined the cause of serious lung injuries and deaths linked to the use of both cannabis and nicotine vaping products. State health officials will continue to work closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration to determine the cause of deaths and illnesses in Oregon and across the nation.
No vaping products should be considered safe. Until health experts can identify why people who have used these products have become seriously ill, and in some cases died, no vaping product should be used.
People who experience symptoms of the illness after using vaping products, such as shortness of breath, cough or chest pain, should immediately seek medical attention.
Get Help Quitting
Oregon Quit Line
The Oregon Quit Line is a free, telephone and web-based program that helps youth and adults quit vaping cannabis and nicotine. It offers free confidential, evidence-based counseling and materials. Callers 18 years and older can receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the form of patches or gum.
The Quit Line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or www.quitnow.net/oregon
- Spanish: 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-35692) or www.quitnow.net/oregonsp
- TTY: 1-877-777-6534
This is Quitting
This is Quitting powered by truth® is a free, confidential, 24-7 texting program for young people who vape.
- Text DITCHJUUL to 88709 or www.thisisquitting.com.
Oregon’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline
The Alcohol and Drug Helpline serves anyone in Oregon who needs information, support or access to resources and treatment for alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline is free, confidential, and available 24-7, 365 days a year.
- Call 800-923-4357 or Text RecoveryNow to 839863.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families who need support quitting substances other than nicotine.
- Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
For more information, visit the Oregon Health Authority page on Vaping and Your Health