Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order Friday asking the state Board of Health to issue the emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vaping products at its next meeting, scheduled for Oct. 9.
If the state health department uses its emergency authority to pass the ban on Oct.9, it will forbid the sale of all flavored vaping products, including those that contain THC.
The temporary ban can be renewed after 120 days.
Governor Inslee also issued the state liquor and cannabis board to draft legislation permanently banning all flavored vaping products and any ingredients found to be the cause of related lung illnesses. It would also require all ingredients in flavored vaping products to be disclosed.
New York, Michigan and Rhode Island are among the states that have announced at least temporary bans on flavored e-cigarettes. Massachusetts has issued a four-month ban on all vaping products.
In addition, President Donald Trump has said he plans to ban flavored vaping products nationally.