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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.
lets-be-real-san-francisco
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A coalition including vaping advocates, local retailers, and tobacco giant RJ Reynolds will try to repeal San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco products. 
IQOS by Philip Morris
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Philip Morris International (PMI) claims its heat-not-burn product IQOS has a 70% success rate converting smokers, and is paying freelancers to help.
JUUL in hand
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A Massachusetts pediatrician has warned parents of a frightening epidemic of teen “Juuling” -- vaping with a small e-cigarette device called the Juul.
dutch-sue-big-tobacco-for-murder
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The Dutch cancer association KLF, along with well-known anti-smoking activists, is suing four tobacco companies for murder and other charges.
my-von-erl-pod-mod
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Austrian vaping company VON ERL. has signed a distribution deal with Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of multinational tobacco company Imperial Brands.
man-dies-after-vaping-fentanyl
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A Michigan man died of a fentanyl overdose last week after vaping the opioid mixed into e-liquid. He had bought the drug on the internet. 
flavor ban vaping
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The House Agriculture Appropriations Bill includes language that would force the FDA to apply standards-based regulation to vaping products.
Congressman Vaping duncan hunter
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) vaped during a House committee meeting, prompting vapers to ask if such stunts help or hurt their cause. 
vaping-gateaway-smoking
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A meta-review of nine studies purports to show a gateway from youth vaping to smoking. However, all that’s shown is an association between them.
Washingtons-ecig-summit
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The first E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, D.C., was a mixed day of vaping sympathizers and haters. Vaping360 wraps it up, with videos.