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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.
Tip-from-a-former-smoker
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CASAA, a group that represents consumers of low-risk nicotine products, is asking the Trump Administration to shut down a deceptive CDC ad campaign.
Ban stamp
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The Indian state of Bihar has prohibited the sale, purchase, and manufacture of e-cigarettes, making it the sixth Indian state to enact a ban.
California
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A Los Angeles casting company is hiring teenagers to appear in new California Department of Public Health anti-smoking and -vaping commercials.
police-line-do-not-cross
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A New Mexico man was killed after a chase by a Farmington (NM) Police officer who mistook the electronic cigarette in his hands for a weapon.
Marlboro-cigarettes
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Philip Morris International has placed full-page ads in several British newspapers, claiming the tobacco company is “trying to give up cigarettes.”
sessions-reverses-marijuana-rules
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed previous guidance, and opened the door to federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states with legal sales.
CBD-schizophrenia-psychosis
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A new study shows that CBD, a cannabis compound, reduces psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia and similar mental illnesses.
Vape-Lies-From-the-Media
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A look at the most common lies and unfounded fears about vaping and e-cigarettes the news media use to grab viewers, readers and clicks.
lets-be-real-san-francisco
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San Francisco-based vaping company Juul Labs has named a new CEO, and is raising an additional $150 million, according to an SEC filing.
Vaping-Vs-Smoking
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A direct comparison of the proven harms and potential risks of vaping -- using e-cigarettes -- and smoking regular combustible cigarettes.