Oregon Health Authority & Oregon Liquor Control Commission Will Hold Press Conference On Temporary Vaping Ban

Agencies Will Explain Temporary Rules & Implementation Process for Banning the Sale of Flavored Nicotine and THC Vaping Products

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will hold a joint press conference Friday, October 11, 2019to discuss the adoption of temporary rules resulting from an Executive Order issued by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to address the vaping health crisis.

Leadership and staff from the OLCC and OHA’s Public Health Division will explain the implications of and the implementation process of their respective temporary rules which establish a temporary ban on the sale of flavored nicotine and THC vaping products.

The press conference will take place approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the OLCC Commission’s special meeting, and will be held in the Commission meeting room at OLCC headquarters in Portland.

There will NOT be a public live audio or video feed from the press conference.

The OLCC special commission meeting will start 11:30 AM.

The OLCC Headquarters is located at: 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97222.

 

The Blinc Group’s Arnaud Dumas de Rauly Chairs 2 International Vape Standards Committees

NEW YORK: The Blinc Group, a distribution-centric incubator/accelerator of vapor technologies announces that its Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, has been appointed as Chair of the ISO/TC126/SC3 as well as Chair of the CEN/TC437 vapor product standards committees.

ISO/TC126/SC3 relates to the standardization of terminology, test methods and product information for vapor products. The committee includes the following workgroups:

  1. ISO/TC 126/SC 3/WG 1: “Determination of substances in e-liquids”
  2. ISO/TC 126/SC 3/WG 2: “Routine analytical vaping machine
  3. ISO/TC 126/SC 3/WG 3: “Analytical methods for the testing of emissions of vapor products”

CEN/TC437 is responsible for the development of European Standards for electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and emissions, including all products and services related to the vaping industry in the European market.

As a board member of FIVAPE, the French vaping trade association, Arnaud has been involved through AFNOR in creating the world’s first official quality standards for electronic cigarettes and e-liquid in April 2015.

Sasha Aksenov, Co-CEO of the The Blinc Group said, “In both the nicotine vaping and cannabis vaping markets, the need for standards is mandatory for consumer safety but also very important with regards to current and upcoming regulations. We are very happy to have Arnaud spearheading these efforts on the international level as his expertise and experience with vaping products is paramount to The Blinc Group’s members, partners and products for staying one step ahead when it comes to innovation.”