Washington Gov. Signs Order to Ban Flavored Vape Products

Washington Gov. Signs Order to Ban Flavored Vape Products

Last Friday, Washington Governor Inslee, signed an executive order that will ban all flavored vape products for a period of 120 days.

The ban has not yet taken effect; however, the State Board of Health is expected to adhere to Inslee's order and issue the ban at their next meeting on October 9th. 

Once the ban has gone into effect, Washington will join New York, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, as the fifth state to issue a ban on vape products.

Economical Impact of the Washington Vape Ban

While Governor Inslee, along with other supporters of the vape ban, claims that vaping has become an "epidemic," there remains no valid evidence proving that flavored vape products are actually the cause of the respiratory illness-related deaths that began this witch hunt.

Despite the clear lack of evidence supporting the Washington vape ban,  Governor Inslee's executive order will temporarily force them into law.

Once the ban has gone into effect, flavored vape products will be illegal and Washington businesses will be forced to remove all flavored vape products from their shelves.

While legitimate businesses will be forced to adhere to the vape ban, it will not solve this problem and it will not prevent people from obtaining vape products. Due to the ban, vape products will be removed from legitimate businesses, however, they will still be available on the black market.

With the inability to purchase vape products legally, some will simply turn to the black market, which would fuel crime and deter the economy further.

Health Impacts of The Washington Vape Ban

Perhaps worse than the negative impact the Washington Vape Ban will have on its economy is the devastating impact it will have on its people.

Most vapers rely on e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking and some have been vaping for over a decade. Vaping is more than an activity or a lifestyle, it's a source of relief, a refuge, and an important component of many people's lives. 

Needless to say, the impacts these vape bans will have on many vapers can be devastating.

Take Action Against the Vape Bans

As vape bans continue to impact the residents of more and more states, it's most important now more than ever to not lose hope and stand up to support the industry and each other.

This industry is facing a big threat, but with the support of each vaper, there's no challenge this industry can't overcome. To find out how you can get involved and take action, check out the Call to Action resource centers below:

If you're a resident of New York, Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Washington, our prayers go out to you. Keep your head up, the fights not over and every vaper is here fighting to stop these vape bans. If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's that the vape industry can endure anything.


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Andy Blizard - October 2, 2019

I have been vaping for 2 years now and I really enjoy it the flavors got me into vaping and not cigarettes, smokes cigarettes for 8 years and vaping has saved my life. It’s not the vape flavors that are making people sit it is the THC cartridges from the black market I think it is stupid to blame vaping and vape flavors

Kathleen Bowman - October 1, 2019

It’s not e juice open your eyes please. It’s the cheap fake thc carts. My fiance has to have nicotine and quit smoking cigarettes and went to e juice. We have a baby we’d rather him vape because it’s not the e juice. It’s the THC carts

Mitchell Danny stevens - October 1, 2019

I stopped smoking with the help of vapeing please dont make me stop why dont you ban smoking

ELIZABETH Howard - October 2, 2019

Take cigarettes OFF the market!!!!!

Nicole - October 1, 2019

I was a smoker of 13yrs. I had started smoking at the age of 17. I used to be healthy and active and had perfect teeth and skin. Smoking cigarettes has changed everything about me. I could not hardly catch my breath could not exercise and was not able to play outside with my kids. My kids could not stand to be around me because of smoking even though I would shower everyday I still stank of cigarettes. My kids started to hide my cigarettes or would brake them because they didn’t want me to die of cancer due to smoking cigarettes. So I tried the gum and the patches and even tried to quit cold turkey, nothing worked! Until I did research and came across vaping and decided to give it a try! So I started off with the vape pen and tried the tobacco flavor to my surprise it was horrible! So then a very nice vapor man introduced me to the Naked flavors, oh that was what I wanted! I went from vaping a pen to a mod in under a month. I have been vaping for 2 and a half years and have not ever went back to cigarettes! I can’t stand the smell of cigarettes or even be around someone who smokes them! I lost my grandparents to lung cancer/breast cancer and emphysema because they smoked! Now when I had quit smoking and turned to vaping I went to the doc and he could tell that in a month from me quitting smoking my lungs were stronger and healthier! I am able to play with my kids, I am more active! It has been proven that vaping is safer and healthier for you then cigarettes. I can’t agree with what everyone is saying about people being hurt by vaping because I honestly don’t know if it is true. For all I know it could be a cover up from the tobacco companies. That the tobacco companies are paying these kids to say these things about vaping, because the more people that switch to vaping the more money these big tobacco companies loose. More people die from cigarettes and chewing tobacco then vaping. For those that have been hurt by the vape pen or mods I am sorry! I now vape a voopoo drag with an RDTA and I am very careful and I know what I am doing! I like the flavors of ejuice, I vape at a 3mg of nicotine and I vape the ice fruity flavors and candy flavors I like them! Honestly this whole vape ban is uncalled for! If you have never smoked (don’t vape) it is not for you, but if you do smoke then please consider vaping it will help you to quit and you will feel and smell so much better! For those of us that do vape we will find a way to get it or make it ourselves! This vape ban needs to drop and a cigarette ban needs to go up! I stand for vaping!

Mike Seay - October 1, 2019

I Have Been Using E-Cigarettes For 6To 7 years,
And it hasn’t [ KILLED ] Me Yet;
That includes Flavored E-Juice, Like Tiger Blood, Smurf
Berry, Cherry And Etc.
So leave us elderly people !
[ I’m 60 yrs. old and still Living ] !
Their sticking something else in the juice [ And the flavor, There is nothing wrong with the flavor ] !

Teaghan - October 2, 2019

This is a complete sham. Big Tobacco.

Elizabeth Hanrahan - October 1, 2019

I don’t care what happens I will never pick up a cigarette again. I’m an ex smoker of cigarettes I quit after 35 years, flavored vape got me there.

Anthony - October 2, 2019

Does this mean I cant order from you guys anymore?

Bonnie V Sizemore - October 2, 2019

It is nonsense and another way tell us what to in The Free USA

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