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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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Six special interest health policy groups are petitioning two federal courts to be allowed to step in and defend the FDA’s “deeming rule” in court.
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The Australian Senate is conducting an inquiry into legalizing vaping with nicotine, and longtime tobacco control activists aren’t happy about it.
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Vapers in the U.S. should assume that research studies about e-cigarettes will exaggerate the harms and underplay the benefits of vaping.
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A federal judge ruled for the FDA, and said the agency’s “deeming rule” that regulates e-cigarettes as tobacco products is valid.
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England’s official tobacco control plan is the first in the world to encourage smokers to switch to vaping, following Public Health England’s 2015 recommendation.
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A Chicago-area man claims that batteries for a vape exploded in his pockets. He is suing for negligence and liability by the manufacturer and retailers
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Wrigley Gum is suing a Chicago-area vaping e-liquid manufacturer for using its iconic Juicy Fruit and Doublemint gum trademarks since 2014.
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A new law in Henderson, KY, may prevent the county jail from selling e-cigarettes to prisoners. Prison staff support the inmates having the vapes.
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Execs from TV network ITV have sent e-cigarettes to the cast of the reality hit Love Island after being called out for excessive smoking on the show.
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew Myers issued a press release calling the independent vaping industry “tobacco interests.”