Olympia, Washington House Passes Vaping Regulations

The full House has approved legislation that would regulate vapor products in Washington, including banning people under age 18 from using them.

House Bill 1645 passed the House on a 59-36 vote Friday and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

The state’s Liquor Control Board would license distributors and retailers of vapor products if the bill becomes law. Vapor products, which include vaporizers and liquids with nicotine, are not currently regulated. They can’t be sold to people under 18, but it’s not illegal for minors to possess, use or purchase vapor products under existing law.

The bill would also create a set of standards and rules that retailers and distributors must follow, among other regulations like requiring school districts to ban use of vapor products on school buses.

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