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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.
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A study published in the journal Tobacco Control says that 6.6 million smokers could avoid premature death by switching to e-cigarettes
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Researchers from the U.K. describe a non-smoking woman who after taking up vaping showed marked improvement in her chronic tonsillitis.
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Ron Tully, founder of a company that produces synthetic nicotine, was charged with mail fraud by federal prosecutors in Richmond, VA this week.
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The FDA says Commissioner Scott Gottlieb did not write a memo that is supposed to look like internal agency notes about regulating the vaping industry.
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The London (U.K.) Fire Brigade -- the city’s metropolitan fire department -- is encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes to promote fire safety.
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The deadline for vaping manufacturers to register with the FDA is just days away, and the agency is hiring inspectors to identify violators.
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Police in Turkey raided a “vape party” in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district last week, detaining the organizers and issuing “administrative fines” to 800 guests.
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The FDA’s deadline for newly deemed tobacco products manufacturers to register and submit product listings has been postponed to Oct. 12.
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Cyprus has passed a tax on vaping e-liquid refills of €0.12 per milliliter. The EU member state also imposed a tax on heat-not-burn tobacco products.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended nicotine experiments on monkeys that primatologist Jane Goodall described as torture.