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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.
San-Francisco-Flavor-Ban
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San Francisco has banned low-risk vapor products along with flavored tobacco in a misguided attempt to reduce uptake of smoking among minorities
Teamwork
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We take a look at 10 simple ways for every vaper to help us save vaping as we know it. Vapers it is time to act. Find out what you can do here.
vape-addiction-treatment
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An online addiction treatment referral service offers treatment for “vape addiction,” and claims that vaping can be “more dangerous than tobacco.”
san-francisco
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Cities and counties in the San Francisco Bay Area are following a coordinated tobacco control plan to ban sales of flavored vaping products to adults. 
cosmic-fog-pmta
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California e-liquid maker Cosmic Fog Vapors may soon become the first manufacturer to apply for FDA marketing approval for a vaping product. 
Warshaw-GFN-2017
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The Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) will be held June 15-17 in Warsaw, Poland. The annual conference features experts in nicotine science and policy.
malaysia-vape-ban
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The Malaysian state of Selangor has announced that vaping or smoking in many public places can be punished by up to a two-year prison term and stiff fines.
vaping-advocacy
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Vapers are frequently asked to support unusual efforts to protect the vaping industry. But which advocates are serious, and which have suspect motivations?
girl-drinks-e-liquid
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The debate about responsible e-liquid labels was re-ignited after a child was hospitalized in Canada after drinking from a unicorn-themed bottle. 
fda-vaping-citizen petition
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A Citizen Petition is asking the new FDA commissioner to delay implementing the vape industry-killing FDA deeming regulations