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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.
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.
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.
Director Aaron Biebert - A Billion Lives
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Aaron Biebert, director of the vaping documentary A Billion Lives, talks about his movie in this Vaping360 interview. The film's US premiere is August 6th.
Hand to Vape
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Altria and RJ Reynolds are making plans to comply with new vapor products rules after the FDA takes control of the market on August 8.
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.
Vaper with Sunglasses
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Results from a 2015 survey by the National Cancer Institute show Americans have a poor understanding of the relative risk of e-cigarettes and vaping.
FDA Logo
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The FDA’s answer to a question about nicotine-free e-liquid proves that the deeming regulations are a maze full of dead ends.
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.