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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
vaping-gateaway-smoking
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A meta-review of nine studies purports to show a gateway from youth vaping to smoking. However, all that’s shown is an association between them.
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.
thumbnail-vaping-quotes
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A collection of quotes defending and advocating for e-cigarettes and vaping, a better way for smokers to get nicotine without the dangers of smoking.
rtv-team
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In the struggle to save vaping, advocates work long hours for little money, and they mostly do it to help people who don’t even know they exist.
vape-explosions
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News and social media outlets are full of stories about vape explosions, fires and mods blowing up in faces. How can vapers avoid being “news at 11”?
IQOS by Philip Morris
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A look at IQOS, the heat-not-burn product that Philip Morris claims will revolutionize the nicotine market. How does it work, and who is it for?
blood-pressure
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A study led by Dr. Riccardo Polosa shows that smokers who reduce or eliminate cigarettes with e-cigarettes lower and better control their blood pressure.
age-verification
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Vaping vendors have gotten no advice from the FDA on how to do online age verification. We dispel the myths and rumors, and lay out the facts.
Pregnant Women
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British researchers announced the first ever study of vaping and pregnant smokers. The clinical trial will also follow the babies' health for two years.
vaping enemies
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We take a look at the most powerful enemies of vaping in the United States. They include some familiar names - and a few surprises.