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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.
A Billion Lives
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The producers of the movie A Billion Lives are looking for help organizing local showings of the film. They have also announced some prestigious showings.
Time to Fight
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Nicopure Labs and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition have answered the FDA's motion for summary judgement with a bold response.
Teens Vaping
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A new study published in Tobacco Control, based on an NIDA survey, shows that very few teenagers who vape are using nicotine.
Now or Never
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The American Vaping Association is asking vapor businesses to complete a short survey designed to help Sen. Ron Johnson challenge the FDA.
Hospital
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A new survey shows that 70 percent of American physicians think that vaping can help their patients reduce or quit smoking.
Indiana USA
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A federal judge ruled that Indiana's controversial vaping law violates the Constitution, and the FBI is asking questions about the law's creation.
Teenagers
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A contractor that trains teenagers to make tobacco purchases for federal stings is adding employees, probably to expand operations to vape shops.
Unicorn Shit
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A new Stanford University study details unicorn imagery in vaping e-liquid marketing, and claims it is aimed at attracting underage customers.
Court
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The FDA responded to the vapor industry lawsuit challenging its deeming regulations. In a busy court week, three new amicus briefs were also filed.
Melbourne Vape Rally at Parliament House - Peter James Photography
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Australian vapers rallied on the steps of Parliament in Melbourne, supporting a proposal to legalize nicotine, and opposing new state restrictions.