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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.
Dumpster
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Meet Rebecca Williams, the University of North Carolina academic who has made publicly financed junk vaping research a fine art.
Union Jack
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Public Health England suggests employers adopt e-cigarette-friendly workplace policies. Vaping can greatly reduce the risk of disease and death.
Swedish Snus
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Swedish Match is challenging the EU ban on snus. The oral tobacco, along with vaping, has been at the center of debate over tobacco harm reduction.
Chief Cinematographer - Jimi Jake Shaw searching rainforest for wild tobacco
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A Billion Lives announced its long-awaited US premiere today. The film will be shown August 6 at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee.
Influence
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A California assembly committee rejected a bill that would have prohibited tobacco, including vapor products, sales at convenience, drug and grocery stores.
Indiana Flag
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Indiana vaping advocates warn vendors that a leaked letter from a convenience store association will not protect vape shops from legal action.
Vaping (Alex)
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Dr. Farsalinos shows at least 6 million EU vapers have quit smoking.
Utah
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Utah will ban online purchases of vapor products, including e-liquid, on July 1. The law could send many vapers back to smoking.
Brexit
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How will the Brexit affect the TPD and UK vapers? Will the loss of influence in the EU lead to even more restrictive regulations?
GFN 2016
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Vaping was central to the nicotine science, policy and rights discussions at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland.