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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.
Senator Chuck Schumer
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is calling for the FDA to reverse its delay of vaping regulations, and accused the industry of marketing to youth.
Vaper
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Is vaping safe? Is that the right question to ask? Learn about the relative safety of e-cigarettes versus smoking, and the known risks of vaping.
Canada-starlights
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The Canadian Parliament is about to pass vaping legislation that will impose arbitrary product standards, and endanger hundreds of small businesses.
how-long-does-nicotine-stay-in-your-system
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A look at how long nicotine (and its metabolite cotinine) stay in the system, and different ways employers and insurance companies test for its presence.
Johnson-Creek-files-for-bankruptcy
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Johnson Creek Vapor Company closed on Oct. 10. The Wisconsin-based e-liquid manufacturer, which opened in 2008, will file for bankruptcy.
spacejam_full_line
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Southern California e-liquid manufacturer Space Jam Juice LLC will be sold in as many as 10,000 convenience stores by the end of this year.
Ambulance
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A 42-year-old mentally ill Dutch man died after intentionally ingesting high-strength pharmaceutical nicotine, says a case report by doctors.
athlete's esoskeleton
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The World Anti-Doping Agency will remove cannabidiol (usually called CBD) from its list of substances prohibited for use by athletes in 2018.
vaper-holds-vape-device
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A study published in the journal Tobacco Control says that 6.6 million smokers could avoid premature death by switching to e-cigarettes
woman with throat pain
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Researchers from the U.K. describe a non-smoking woman who after taking up vaping showed marked improvement in her chronic tonsillitis.