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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.
Navy Warship
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The US Navy is considering a total ban on e-cigarettes and vaping on all Navy property, based on a dozen battery accidents over the last year.
Pill
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A Maryland man was found not criminally responsible for shooting his wife after using the FDA-approved smoking cessation drug Chantix.
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.
Trouble Ahead
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A study of American vapers indicates the FDA deeming regulations will create a vapor black market, and drive some back to smoking cigarettes.
Freedom of Information
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The Indian state of Karnataka's health minister may have lied about the existence of a study he said was the basis of the state's vaping ban.
Turkey Flag
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A reddit poster reported that the government may have blocked access to the largest vaping forum in Turkey, E-Sigara Forum.
Crushed Cigarettes
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Wells Fargo financial analyst Bonnie Herzog tells investors the FDA's deeming regulations will destroy small vapor businesses and favor Big Tobacco.
Australia
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The Australian government is considering a proposal to legalize nicotine for e-cigarettes and vapor products. Public comments are being accepted now.
Judge
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The vapor industry lawsuits challenging the FDA's deeming regulations got support last week as SFATA and two think tanks filed amicus briefs.
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.