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Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald
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Smokers created vaping without any help from the tobacco industry or anti-smoking crusaders, and vapers have the right to keep innovating to help themselves. My goal is to provide clear, honest information about the challenges vaping faces from lawmakers, regulators, and brokers of disinformation. I recently joined the CASAA board, but my opinions aren’t necessarily CASAA’s, and vice versa. You can find me on Twitter @whycherrywhy
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.
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.
Polska Flag
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Poland will impose a “gold-plated” version of the EU’s TPD restrictions on e-cigarettes. Online and cross-border sales will be banned.