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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.
5-stupidity
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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced a bill that would modify tax rates of tobacco products, taxing low-risk products at rates equal to cigarettes.
NIOSH-vape-shop-testing
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that “vaping-related chemicals” in a vape shop’s air were below occupational exposure limits.
FDA-registration-product-listing
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Vapor products and e-liquid companies have until Sept. 30 to register their facilities with the FDA, and provide a list of all the products they make.
slissie
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Slissie is a diet aid that uses propylene glycol and food flavorings to provide a blast of flavored air that is positively, definitely not a vaping product.
pmi-wants-end-smoking
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Philip Morris International has committed to spending $1 billion over 12 years on a research foundation with the “goal of eliminating smoking worldwide.”
connecticut-vape-tax
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has proposed a 75 percent wholesale tax on all e-cigarettes and vaping products as part of a new budget proposal.
Fake-news-vaping
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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.
mouth-shut
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Vapers run into skeptics every day. What if we took the time to explain the truth, using high-quality, peer-reviewed science?
ryanair-ban-ecig
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Irish budget airline Ryanair has changed its baggage policy to prohibit e-cigarettes and vaping products from both checked and carry-on luggage.
san-francisco-flavor-ban-election
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 to send their ban on flavored tobacco products to the voters next year, rather than repeal it.