Health, Oregon, state

Gov. Brown issues temporary ban on flavored vape products

Photo of a vaping device that can be used for nicotine or cannabis from reader Kylee Rayne Reichow

OREGON - In the wake of at least eight illnesses and two deaths statewide that the Oregon Health Authority says is linked to vaping, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order Friday, October 4, directing state agencies to ban flavored vaping products.

The cases in Oregon are among at least 1,080 lung injury cases reported nationwide to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of October 1.

In 15 states, 18 total people have died, with Oregon leading the pack, along with Kansas and California, all of which have reported two deaths from fatal lung injury cases.

According to state officials, all . . .

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