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Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald
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I spend most of my time studying the regulatory, legislative and scientific challenges to vaping, advocating for our right to exist, and talking with others who do the same. Consider me a source for information, and feel free to agree or disagree with anything I say. I love good coffee and sweet Michigan cherries. My childhood hero was Gordie Howe.
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Researchers say that a new survey shows that Tennessee smokers who also use e-cigarettes are more likely to try to quit than other smokers.
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The Food and Drug Administration announced a six-month delay in an important regulatory compliance deadline for vaping product manufacturers.
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The World Health Organization is praising Turkey for reaffirming its ban on low-risk vapor products that are alternatives to combustible cigarettes.
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The government of Taiwan will institute a ban on the manufacture, sales, importation, and advertising of all e-cigarettes and vapor products.
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Cigarette manufacturer Altria has bought a stake in Virginia-based Avail Vapor, one of the largest vape shop chains in the United States.
Teen-vape-punishment
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In Park Ridge, IL, teenage vapers can be fined up to $500 or given mandatory substance abuse education classes for possession or use of e-cigarettes.
How-old-to-vape
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What’s the minimum age to buy e-cigarettes or vaping products? A round-up of U.S. laws, and a look at the Tobacco21 organization and movement
Nicotine-in-a-cigarette
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How much nicotine is in a cigarette? We answer that, and explain how cigarettes deliver nicotine in the most powerful and most addictive way.
New-York-governor-signs-the-vaping-ban
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that bans the use of e-cigarettes in indoor locations, including workplaces, bars, and restaurants.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to weigh in soon on medical and therapeutic claims made by some marijuana sellers.