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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 at

The emergency disease reporting rule is still in effect.


OHA conducted educational outreach training webinars the week of October 14. The webinar includes background information on the executive order, information about the flavored vaping product ban and guidance for conducting educational outreach visits and reporting results to OHA.

In addition, OHA has provided a script for educators and general guidance and protocol for the visits. The guidance and protocol document includes a question and answer section.

Watch the webinar