Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Washington’s Ban on Nicotine Vaping Products is a “Stopgap Public-Health Imperative”


In an op-ed published in the Seattle Times, ADAI research scientist Bia Carlini and WSU professor Laura Hill challenge an earlier column that downplayed the appropriateness of Washington’s ban on nicotine vaping products. Noting the lack of research into these unregulated and widely-available products which have been linked to illnesses in hundreds of individuals and to some deaths, Drs. Carlini and Hill call the state’s ban on flavored vaping products a necessary “stopgap public-health imperative.”

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