The order "will require the State Board of Health to adopt emergency rules banning all flavored money products, including flavored THC products. I expect the board to accept this request and vote on it at their next meeting on October 9, "Indley said during a news conference Friday.
"My executive order also directs the Washington and Alcohol and Cannabis Board to do the following: First, immediately ban all ingredients or sources that have been identified as the cause of this acute pulmonary disease," he said. The Governor is responding to a nationwide outbreak of pulmonary injuries related to the use of electronic cigarette or vaping.
There are at least 805 cases of lung injury in the 46 states and Virgin Islands of the United States, according to US BoC Centers. Thirteen deaths have been confirmed in 1
There are indications that indicate a majority of patients experiencing THC products.
not the ceiling. "
In its message, Inslee added that the next steps involve the health department and the board working together to legislate for a 2020 governor request that permanently ban all flavored vape products, require disclosure of all ingredients in the products , increasing regulatory oversight of these products, limiting mass sales and expanding an educational campaign.
"I wanted to do more through this executive order. I wanted to go further than that, but I followed our existing legal powers, "Indley said." We are not finished in this discussion. … What I do with this executive order is a floor, not a ceiling. "
" It is time now to end the youth epidemic of electronic cigarettes and the Inslee Government's call for a ban on flavored e-cigarettes is just what we need, "Myers said in writing
." Evidence is clear that flavored e-cigarettes have fueled this epidemic – 97% of youth needs e-cigarette users report using a flavored product over the past month, with 70% citing fragrances as a reason for their use. The recent series of serious lung diseases associated with the use of e-cigarettes added the urgency to act now to protect our children and indeed the health of all Americans, "he said in a statement." We look forward to working with Gov. Legislators and state legislators to enact this legislation and end the youth e-cigarette epidemic. "
took action to ban the sale of some vaping projects.This week, the Massachusetts government Charlie Baker called for a four-month temporary ban on the state
Earlier this month, Michigan banned the sale of flavored vaping products and New York banned the sale of flavored electro San Francisco became the first US in June to effectively ban all e-cigarette sales.
"We are in the midst of a complex investigation"
Two reports published on Friday cast more light on the mysterious, growing outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping, highlighting the proliferation of THC-containing products, in particular.
Michael Nedelman of CNN contributed to this report.