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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
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.
Big Tobacco Deep Pockets
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A group of Oklahoma vape shops have made a professional TV commercial supporting the August8th.org effort to fight the FDA’s deeming regulations.
Hands Behind Bars
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The Pennsylvania tax on vapor products will also apply to consumers who buy online. There are also criminal penalties for possessing untaxed products.
Queensland, Austrailia
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The Australian state of Queensland has a dedicated phone number citizens can use to report friends and neighbors who use nicotine for vaping.
Obama Care Logo
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A Yale study shows that Obamacare insurance pricing discourages smokers from enrolling in plans through the health care marketplaces.
Vaper
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Confused about how to help fight the FDA's deeming regulations? Here's a look at what vapers can do to keep up the pressure in Congress and the courts.
Nicopure FDA
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Vaping manufacturer Nicopure Labs has detailed its case against the FDA's deeming regulations to the federal court hearing the lawsuit.
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.
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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.
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.