Breaking News! Washington State Passes Vape Bill SB-6328 Into Law.

Congratulations Washington State vape community, the Child Safety First Bill was born into law today. During the 2015 - 2016, Washington State Legislature sessions, 3701 bills were introduced; less than 400 of them passed. We should all be proud parents as it takes a village to raise a bill to become a law. Now, we must continue to parent this industry.

This is what we can expect:

  • Statewide Uniformity on rules that regulate Washington State’s vapor industry.
  • Mandates child-resistant caps for e-liquid.
  • Guarantees labeling that indicates general contents and nicotine levels.
  • Helps safeguard youth prevention by outlawing vending machines in Washington State.
  • Adds protection from youth access from vapor products through online sales.
  • Solidifies penalties and fines for selling or giving a minor a vapor product.  
  • Bans vaping from all public places where minors may be present.
  • Creates a licensure and enforcement policy to help ensure compliance in youth prevention.  
  • Implements a separate vape chapter; this is a significant step in decoupling vape and tobacco, not only in law but also in how vapor products are seen.

2016 is not only Washington’s Year of Vape it is also an election year. Although vapor products are no longer considered to be tobacco products under the eyes of Washington State law, Pink Lung Brigade, its members, and supporters will continue the movement by educating our community. We have a unique opportunity to educate our incumbent legislators and new candidates alike.  

In the days to come we will highlight the Washington State law makers & legislators who were instrumental in seeing this common sense law come to pass.

Please stay supportive, engaged, and tuned in to notifications for meetings, rallies, fundraisers, and calls-to-action throughout the rest of the year leading up to a new legislative session. 

For a more detailed review of the law for vapor products in WA State click here! 


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9 Responses

A Voter
A Voter

October 26, 2016

Who do you guys recommend we vote for in this upcoming election? I’d love to see an article discussing which members in our local government have been fighting on our side and those that are fighting against us.

K. Murphy
K. Murphy

August 03, 2016

Really ladies? Do you even do any research on the subject of vapeing? Do you understand that the loss of tax revenue to Washington State is what our legislators are really concerned about? Have any of you heard about the Master Settlement Agreement and its financial benefit to Washington and other states? The more we smoke cigarettes the more money we give to Washington through tax dollars and kickbacks from big tobacco. Vapeing kills smoking, smoking kills people. Do some research before patting your silly selves on the back.

Curl
Curl

July 13, 2016

You all are a bunch of bafoons. Try tackling Philip Morris before you indict the vaping industry as a whole. While you pat yourselves on the rear end 20 kids will have tried their first cigarette. Way to go ladies! Vaping has gotten a lot of people OFF the really bad stuff and has nowhere near the 200 carcinogens cigarettes do. Never been a study that says second hand vape smoke is bad. And unless you’re buying Chinese Junk vaping can be a lifesaver. Way to go. You accomplished nothing.

Freedom vapers
Freedom vapers

May 18, 2016

Regards to R055co,
My victory shout would be to a ban on cigarettes around minors. Why not fight for them to make something that is proven unhealthy for kids to induce by secondhand illegal. This poses a threat to youth saying that my alternative can’t be used but, the true toxins are aloud to be around minors. Shit, I see more cigarettes being blown at kids on a daily then I meet vapors period.
Just some words of opinions.

Dre Day
Dre Day

May 11, 2016

What! When did we decide the constitution, that gives us freedom of choice, should be abolished? I agree with restraints and keeping it from kids, however it’s the parents responsibility to keep their kids educated and save from harmful things. Vaping is…simply put, A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING! I does not claim that it will cure you from smoking or cure anything you have. I don’t know about you but if vaping helps adults, why not? Say it now say it loud, I vape and Im proud! Don’t let the government stand in your way of choosing a healthier alternative and possibly quitting all together. It’s your drive your focus that will take you where you need to go.

Kathleen
Kathleen

April 25, 2016

Common sense regulation like de-coupling nic products from tobacco products is vape advocates’ goal- along with proper labeling and child resistant caps. The better vendors have already been doing this for years. There is absolutely NO inherent danger from passive vapor.

This is where I have deep concerns about Pink Lung Brigade advocacy- the hang-up with appearance. Adults choosing vaping over combusted products should be encouraged, not handed another roadblock. I am not going to post a bunch of links to the studies that show conclusively that there is NO danger to passive exposure. You should have them already.

Please, let’s continue to find common ground in order to guide the community at large regarding tobacco harm reduction.

Tobacco free
Tobacco free

April 20, 2016

Took me years to quit smoking then I quit vapeing 2 months ago. Was a smoker for 19 years thank god there weren’t people forcing there opinions on other people for the time I was quiting. Wish people would mind there own business.

Darth vaper
Darth vaper

April 20, 2016

How many millions of people die from diseases causes by tobacco? Why are we not talking about that?

R055co
R055co

April 20, 2016

Bans vaping in public where a minor may be present?
Sorry if I don’t shout out a victory

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