PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s Court of Appeals has put a halt to the state’s ban on flavored vaping products two days after it took effect.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the temporary stay issued Thursday appears to apply only to tobacco-based vaping products, sold under the oversight of the Oregon Health Authority. It leaves the ban in place on marijuana vaping products regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
On Oct.4, Gov. Kate Brown ordered a six-month ban on flavored vape products in Oregon in response to an epidemic of vaping-related illnesses across the country. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been nearly 1,500 illnesses and 33 deaths nationwide. Oregon has reported nine illnesses and two deaths.