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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.
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.
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.
vaping enemies
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We take a look at the most powerful enemies of vaping in the United States. They include some familiar names - and a few surprises.
Thank You
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The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is urging vapers to thank Sen. Ron Johnson for his efforts to question the FDA.
US Capitol
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Replying to a vaping constituent's letter regarding the FDA's deeming regulations, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) displays dangerous ignorance of the rule.
New Zealand Flag
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The New Zealand government is seeking public comment on its proposal to make consumer vapor products containing nicotine legal.
R2B Smoke-Free Coalition Logo
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Attorneys for the vapor industry coalition challenging the FDA's deeming regulations filed a motion for summary judgement in US District Court.
Parliament House, Melbourne
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Vape shops in Victoria, Australia will be prohibited from displaying products or offering advice to smokers if a new law passes.