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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
FDA-vs-Vaping
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The FDA has declared war on vaping. If you’re a manufacturer or seller of vapor products in the US, this is a death sentence for your business.
FDA Deeming Regulations
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The FDA vaping deeming regulations have been announced. We are working through the 499 page PDF to workout how it will affect the vaping market as a whole.
Heart Research
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University of Bristol researchers show e-cigarette vapor doesn't stress cells in human coronary arteries, unlike cigarette smoke
Jerry Brown
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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills Wednesday that will define e-cigarettes and vapor products as tobacco and change the legal vaping age to 21
Advocacy
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A subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco launches a vaping "advocacy" site and is accused of manipulating vapers with "astroturf" tactics
The Royal College of Physicians
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The Prestigious British Royal College of Physicians Encourages Smokers to Switch to Vaping and Urges Light Regulation and Taxation
Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States
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A group of renowned international tobacco control experts issue a paper that calls for light regulation of e-cigs and the vapor industry
2016 Presidential Election USA
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More than a third also think Donald Trump is the "most supportive" of vaping
CDC
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The CDC and FDA continue to call e-cigs "tobacco products" to create fear
Legal
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Rumors swirled this week in Washington, and vaping advocates are on edge. Could the FDA deeming regulations be announced soon?