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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.
exploding-vape
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News and social media outlets are full of stories about vape explosions, fires and mods blowing up in faces. How can vapers avoid being “news at 11”?
e-liquids
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A new campaign from anti-tobacco groups is urging Americans to ask Congress to prevent current vaping products from remaining on the market.
doctors-vaping-survey
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A survey of doctors show that a many would advise against using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, even if the patient refuses FDA-approved methods
gottlieb-new-fda-commissioner
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President Trump wants Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a health policy expert with pharma connections, as the new FDA commissioner. Will he help save vaping?
unity for hr1136
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Organizations representing vapers and vape businesses, have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to support for the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act.
portland benzene study
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A Portland State University study claiming e-cigarettes can produce high levels of benzene has been debunked already for its poor methodology.
tasteless e-juice label
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A recent blog post by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos has reignited an old debate about whether tasteless e-liquid labels can or should be policed.
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There is no current evidence to show that vaping is bad for you. But the real question should probably be whether it’s as bad as smoking.
new-battery-that-lasts-longer-and-is-safer
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A University of Texas engineering team has developed safer batteries that could replace lithium-ion cells in vapes, electronics and electric cars.
possible flavor ban in new jersey
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The New Jersey Assembly is considering a bill that would ban favors in vapor products, which would destroy every vape shop in the state.
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