Oregon Court of Appeals Blocks Statewide  Vape Ban

Oregon Court of Appeals Blocks Statewide Vape Ban

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, residents of Oregon celebrated as the Court of Appeals issued a temporary block against the state's ban on flavored vape products, which had begun just 2 days earlier on Tuesday, October 15th. 

The block was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by a coalition of vape businesses and anti-smoking advocacy groups against the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Governor Kate Brown, and Patrick Allen, the Director of the OHA.

In the official court order (listed below), Appellate Commissioner Theresa Kidd writes, "Petitioners have further requested that the court grant an immediate temporary stay, before respondents will have had the opportunity to file a response to the motion for stay, because petitioners assert, as a result of the rule, they, along with numerous other similarly situated business will be forced to permanent close within weeks."

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While the block is only temporary, this was nothing short of a major victory for the vape industry. While it seems that there are legislators who are just in their duties, this victory would have never happened without the tremendous efforts of the vape coalition leading the fight against the vape ban in Oregon, and the countless others throughout the country (members of the coalition involved in the Oregon Court case are listed below if you'd like to show them your support).

Even though our opponents may have more influence, more power, and far deeper pockets than us, the vape industry will prevail, and this event proves it. But, just like the group who are fighting off the vape ban in Oregon, we need to unify and fight back to defend our right to vape.

Let's keep the momentum going and show our enemies that we're not backing down.

Take Action and Join the Fight to #StopVapeBans

This industry is facing one of its biggest challenges and it needs the support of vapers everywhere. Check out the resources below to learn how you can get involved and show your support to the members of the Vape Coalition involved in the Oregon Vape Ban Block (listed below):

Oregon Anti Vape Ban Coalition

  • Vapor Technology Association (VTA)
  • Vape Crusaders
  • Smokeless Solutions
  • Divison Vapor
  • Paul Bates
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Donna Cooper - October 21, 2019

I am a vape user and as so I think it is my right as a usa citizen to make my choice to vape. If they want to take that choice away from me and others them ban all tobacco and throw in alcohol use as well. All of these things are illegal for minors as we all know but, if there is a will, there is a way to get them. Leave it to the parents to teach their children to not use tobacco. Have vape shops required identification from everyone making purchases like what is presently required for the purchase of alcohol and tobacco. It is a shame that this state now supports the use of marijuana which is worse in my opinion and wants to take away my right to vape and not use cigarettes. Let people make their own decisions and choices.

Tiare Morlan - October 21, 2019

We here in Oregon are so happy about this!! All states need to rally around and fight for what we believe in!!

Duncan - October 21, 2019

Perhaps not a major victory, but a step in the right direction nonetheless. I fear for the vape industry given the tobacco lobby and the general public’s misinformation about quality vape products vs the illegal THC products causing the vast majority of health issues.

Angie Lively - October 21, 2019

It’s just like cigarettes and alcohol as we all know there are risks and should be our choice. I smoked off and on since 16 and now 52 and i quit smoking in 2012 and started vaping. Before quitting, I got pneumonia at least once a year and bronchitis several times through the year, each year. Since I made the change, I haven’t had bronchitis once and a very light case of pneumonia due to surgery. I know there are risks. But overall, I feel much better and now. I rarely get even a cold.
If u ban things that could hurt us, then ban smoking, food not good for us including candy, sugar, carbs, fast foods o
And fried foods. Oh yeah, what about prescription drugs. Think about it. Thanks for listening

Angie Lively

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