Board of Health approves Washington ban on flavored vaping products effective Thursday
SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state on Wednesday formally adopted a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products amid concern over a lung illness that has sickened hundreds of people. The vote by the state Board of Health came two weeks after Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order asking for the emergency rule to be issued. The board's vote was unanimous, with one member abstaining, and the rule is expected to take effect this week.