Utah Representative Looking at Banning Vaping Products


Utah State Representative Paul Ray is looking at banning vaping products in Utah.

“I asked a company, an independent lab, so not in conjunction with the state of Utah at all, to go purchase some products for me,” Ray said. “To go to some different Salt Lake County vape shops and just get some stuff off the shelves, different vape shops, different manufacturers, and let’s test these and see what we’re coming up with.”

The test results showed that 84% of the items tested contained illegal drugs.

“Out of the 12 bottles, ten tested positive for opioids, PCP, barbiturates and THC, so roughly 84% of the product tested, tested positive for an illegal drug, Ray said.”

“Utah has some of the strictest manufacturing laws for vapor products in the nation and they borrowed it pretty directly from what the FDA suggested,” Juan Bravo, president of Utah Vapor Business Association said. “There’s only a handful of components that can go into e-liquid, you have propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and it has to be USP grade, nicotine and food flavoring, that’s it.”

“If I can ban the entire product, I will,” Ray said. “This is the tip of the iceberg, there’s going to be a lot more coming down the pipe by the time we get into session in January.”

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