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UPDATE: As crisis looms, Oregon officials propose vaping ban

Oregon State Capitol, governor's office (Salem Reporter/file)

SALEM -- The Oregon Health Authority is recommending that Gov. Kate Brown ban for six months the display and sale of all vaping products, both nicotine and cannabis based.

The recommendation is one of six related to curtailing use of vaping products across the state and comes after state officials, including the governor, urged consumers to voluntarily stop using vaping products.

Brown has asked the state Justice Department to review the options before she takes executive action. The governor sought the health agency’s recommendations following the announcement Thursday of the second Oregon death related to vaping.

State officials gave no indication when a ban might take effect, but Health Authority officials said such a ban should remain in place while federal agencies investigate vape-related illnesses . . .