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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.
NIOSH-vape-shop-testing
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that “vaping-related chemicals” in a vape shop’s air were below occupational exposure limits.
BAT-buys-vape-company-Twisp
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Cigarette giant British American Tobacco has expanded its reduced-risk nicotine products portfolio, buying South African vaping company Twisp.
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.
Fda-ban-flavors-e-liquids
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The Food and Drug Administration is preparing notice of proposed rulemaking on flavored vaping e-liquid, and will ask for public comment soon.
Vapes-Giving-New-Herotm
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Vaping advocates are looking to manufacturers to commit to supporting their crucial work next year. Now their donations can be doubled.
vapers-stay-away-from-Thailand
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Thailand has arrested and charged three people for selling or possessing vaping products this week. Penalties for violating the country’s ban can be severe.
Stanton-glantz
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Anti-smoking activist and University of California-San Francisco professor Stanton Glantz has been accused of sexual harassment by a postdoctoral researcher.
Congressman-Duncan-Hunter
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A partisan liberal watchdog group has accused Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA) of ethics violations for his connections to the vaping industry.
nicotine the helpful drug
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Nicotine is misunderstood and hopelessly confused with smoking. But studies show nicotine is a mostly benign drug with a range of possible benefits.
long-term-vaping-causes-no-negative-healts-results
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The first long-term study of vapers who have never smoked shows no negative health outcomes from 3.5 years of regular e-cigarette use.