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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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Scientists from the UK and US have found that vapor from commercial vaping e-liquids does not promote cancer growth in a standard in vitro cell test.
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A collection of quotes defending and advocating for e-cigarettes and vaping, a better way for smokers to get nicotine without the dangers of smoking.
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The new FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, made encouraging comments about harm reduction during his first-day speech to FDA staff.
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In the struggle to save vaping, advocates work long hours for little money, and they mostly do it to help people who don’t even know they exist.
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The first E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, D.C., will bring together academics, public policy experts, scientists, and consumers to discuss vaping.
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We take a look at 10 simple ways for every vaper to help us save vaping as we know it. Vapers it is time to act. Find out what you can do here.
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Vaping is illegal in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. Sales of e-cigarettes can earn a fine of over $136,000, and even possession is prohibited
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Congress left the Cole-Bishop amendment out of its negotiated budget bill. What can we do now to help stop the industry’s destruction by the FDA?
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The FDA will extend all future deadlines in its deeming regulations by 90 days. The 2016 rule deemed e-cigarettes and vaping devices “tobacco products.”
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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will introduce a bill this week that will require the FDA to treat e-cigarettes separately from tobacco products.