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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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A New York tech company is offering a suite of devices and software that schools can use to detect vaping and bullying by students.
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The British government warns travelers to Thailand that they risk 10 years in prison for bringing e-cigarettes or vaping products into the country.
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The FDA has admitted for the first time that CBD is “beneficial” as a medical treatment for some neurological disorders, including seizure and epilepsy.
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A new study shows that the air in homes where people use e-cigarettes contains no more dangerous fine particles than air in non-vapers’ homes. 
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The owner of an e-liquid manufacturing business in Manchester (U.K.) has plead guilty to illegally dumping 744 containers of chemicals.
Dampfer-Wolfsburg-Stammtisch, secondhand vapor
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A look at the science available on soc-called secondhand vapor. Is there a risk to bystanders breathing the exhaled vapor from e-cigarettes?
new-york-vaping-laws
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The New York City Council has passed laws that will cap the number of vape shops, and prohibit tobacco retailers from also selling vapes.
laser-therapy-smoking-cessation
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Laser therapy company claims 90 percent success in smoking cessation, despite having no approval from the FDA as a cessation therapy.
ontario-vape-store-fight-back
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Ontario, Canada vapers and vape shops have reacted to a campaign by a convenience store association to restrict in-store e-liquid sampling.
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A Ontario, Canada convenience store owners association has launched an astroturf campaign to pass harsh restrictions on its vape shop competitors.