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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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Anti-smoking activist and University of California-San Francisco professor Stanton Glantz has been accused of sexual harassment by a postdoctoral researcher.
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A partisan liberal watchdog group has accused Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA) of ethics violations for his connections to the vaping industry.
nicotine-helpful-drug-bad-raputation
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Nicotine is misunderstood and hopelessly confused with smoking. But studies show nicotine is a mostly benign drug with a range of possible benefits.
long-term-vaping-causes-no-negative-healts-results
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The first long-term study of vapers who have never smoked shows no negative health outcomes from 3.5 years of regular e-cigarette use.
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Indiana has paused its seizures of CBD products, and is giving retailers 60 days to sell or dispose of them, as a legal battle brews in the state.
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As vape gear gets more efficient, nicotine levels have gotten lower and lower, but how many vapers have actually eliminated nicotine completely?
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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.