Health, Oregon, state

Oregon Health Authority: Stop vaping, now

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

OREGON - The companies who sold vaping products touted their devices as an effective and safe way to cut down on smoking cigarettes.

Now, government agencies — including Washington County and the Oregon Health Authority— are asking residents to stop vaping, now.

You might die, they imply.

"Public Health Warning: People should stop vaping immediately" reads the headline on a press release from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon's top state governing body for a variety of health initiatives and programs.

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At least two people have died in Oregon from vape-related illnesses, with a total of five vape-related illnesses reported throughout Oregon, with more reported throughout the nation, according to state officials.

“People should stop vaping immediately . . .

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