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 (

More information from the Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control on the order and the health impacts of vaping in general are available at the links below:

OHA resources for retailers, providers, teachers and Health care partners

OHA Public Health Warning

OHA Vaping FAQs

OHA - Making Sense of What You've Heard

OHA - Vaping and Your Health

CDC - Guidance for Health Care Providers

Tips for ECig Disposal

Flavors Hook Oregon Kids

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids