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Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald
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Smokers created vaping without any help from the tobacco industry or anti-smoking crusaders, and vapers have the right to keep innovating to help themselves. My goal is to provide clear, honest information about the challenges vaping faces from lawmakers, regulators, and brokers of disinformation. I recently joined the CASAA board, but my opinions aren’t necessarily CASAA’s, and vice versa. You can find me on Twitter @whycherrywhy
Vaper
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A look at the science available on so-called secondhand vapor. Is there a risk to bystanders breathing the exhaled vapor from e-cigarettes?
mouth-shut
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Vapers run into skeptics every day. What if we took the time to explain the truth, using high-quality, peer-reviewed science?
Vape-Lies-From-the-Media
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A look at the most common lies and unfounded fears about vaping and e-cigarettes the news media use to grab viewers, readers and clicks.
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.
how-long-does-nicotine-stay-in-the-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.
vaping-without-nicotine
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As vape gear gets more efficient, nicotine levels have gotten lower and lower, but how many vapers have actually eliminated nicotine completely?
americans-mistakenly-believe-nicotine-causes-cancer
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A new study from PinneyAssociates shows that a majority of Americans incorrectly believe that nicotine causes cancer. That misunderstanding may cause smokers to resist using low-risk nicotine products like e-cigarettes.
Vaping-Vs-Smoking
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A direct comparison of the proven harms and potential risks of vaping -- using e-cigarettes -- and smoking regular combustible cigarettes.
is-Vaping-Safe
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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.
athletes-use-nicotine
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A new study estimates that among athletes in some sports, up to half of all players use nicotine, often smokeless tobacco or nicotine replacement products.