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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
nicotine the helpful drug
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Nicotine is misunderstood and hopelessly confused with smoking. But studies show nicotine is a mostly benign drug with a range of possible benefits.
vaping-without-nicotine
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As vape gear gets more efficient, nicotine levels have gotten lower and lower, but how many vapers have actually eliminated nicotine completely?
how-long-does-nicotine-stay-in-the-system
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A look at how long nicotine (and its metabolite cotinine) stay in the system, and different ways employers and insurance companies test for its presence.
Vaping man- is vaping safe
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Is vaping safe? Is that the right question to ask? Learn about the relative safety of e-cigarettes versus smoking, and the known risks of vaping.
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.
Danger-Vape
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Despite an avalanche of alarming news stories, the absolute dangers of vaping or juuling are still unproven. But the relative risk of using e-cigarettes or other vaping products is low compared to smoking.. The Royal College of Physicians says that vaping is unlikely to pose five percent of the risk of smoking cigarettes.
popcorn lung vaping
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Popcorn lung is a deadly respiratory condition (scientific name: bronchiolitis obliterans) that can be caused when certain chemicals are inhaled. It causes damage to the smallest airways in the lungs, the bronchioles. Some have raised questions about whether certain e-liquid flavors can cause popcorn lung in vapers.
Man-vaping-searching-on-pc
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A look at the various side effects of vaping. Most e-cigarette side effects are mild, come from dehydration or nicotine, and are usually avoidable.
How-Old-Do-You-Have-To-Be-To-Vape
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What’s the minimum age to buy e-cigarettes or vaping products? A round-up of U.S. laws, and a look at the Tobacco21 organization and movement
Chris-JUUL-outside-1-sharp
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What is vaping? Vaping means different things to different people. An exploration of what vaping is, how it began, who does it, and how to start.