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Vaping and Your Health

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is participating in the investigation of a nationwide outbreak of respiratory illnesses associated with use of vaping devices. We are working with local public health and health care partners to track any illnesses in Oregon. LEARN MORE.

Public health warning: Stop using vaping products

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.

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Executive Order 19-09 to address vaping public health crisis

UPDATE: January 16, 2020

Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order 19-09 was issued October 3, 2019, to address the vaping public health crisis and outbreak of vaping-associated lung injury. As directed by the Governor, OHA adopted a rule banning the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, but the Oregon Court of Appeals stayed enforcement of the rule. Because of the court ruling, on January 16, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority suspended the temporary rule banning sales of flavored nicotine vaping products.

OHA continues to urge all Oregonians who use vaping products to stop vaping immediately and take advantage of cessation resources. OHA is also working on other components of the Executive Order. OHA is investigating vaping-associated lung injuries. OHA will post the latest information about e-cigarette and vaping-associated lung injury, resources for the public, and tools for health care providers and partner organizations on this web page (healthoregon.org/vaping).


The emergency disease reporting rule is still in effect.

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