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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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Researchers from Vanderbilt University want clinical trials to determine if nicotine can be used to combat a condition known as late-life depression.
November-8th-2022
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An updated timeline for deadlines in the FDA’s deeming rule for vapor products manufacturers, and an FAQ about changes recently announced by the FDA.
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California e-liquid manufacturer is bringing much-needed supplies and money donations to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas.
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YouTube vaping reviewer Phil Busardo is auctioning a massive pile of vape gear, with the proceeds going to vaping consumer organization CASAA.
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The vaping industry plaintiffs that lost a lawsuit against the FDA last month have filed a Notice to Appeal in the U.S. Circuit Court in Washington, D.C.
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The Australian state of Queensland is using armed police to help health officers issue citations and fines to outdoor smokers at mental hospitals.
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A major study from the U.K. shows that experimental vaping by 11- to 16-year-olds doesn’t often lead to regular e-cigarette use, or to smoking cigarettes.
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YouTube vaping reviewer Phil Busardo announced that he has ended his relationship with Molecule Labs, the producer of his signature e-liquid line.
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The creator of a satirical vaping meme has a history of using kids to get a rise out of viewers. But is he working for anti-vaping pharma giant Pfizer?
Side Effects of Vaping
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A look at the various side effects of vaping. Most e-cigarette side effects are mild, come from dehydration or nicotine, and are usually avoidable.