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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
Scott Gottlieb
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DA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new measures to stem what he calls an epidemic of teen vaping. He also wants to ban menthol cigarettes.
Juul Pods Out Of The Market
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JUUL Labs will remove its most popular flavors from the retail market immediately, in an attempt to satisfy FDA demands the company eliminate underage e-cigarette sales.
Myblu-flavors
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The maker of Blu e-cigarettes announced its response to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s demand for a plan to eliminate youth access and sales.
FDA Will Ban Vape Flavors in C-Stores and Add Online Restrictions
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The FDA will announce restrictions on flavored vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations, according to unnamed sources at the agency.
Cigarette Smoking Is at Its Lowest Rate Ever
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 Survey results from 2917 show that cigarette smoking dropped to its lowest recorded level, but the CDC isn’t giving credit to vaping, which many young adults have adopted.
Midterm Election
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Vapers and the vaping industry will be affected by the choices voters made in the midterm elections Tuesday, including votes on cannabis legalization.
Colorado Governor Wants Flavor Ban and Taxes
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has directed the state’s legislature to take action next term to stem the tide of what he calls a teenage vaping epidemic.
Teen Vapers May Need Pharma Help, Says Gottlieb
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The FDA is exploring the necessity of pharmaceutical interventions for what it says is an epidemic of teenage nicotine addiction caused by vaping
Los Angeles Takes Legal Aim at Vape Companies
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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has brought suit against three vaping retailers, accusing them of selling online and marketing to underage users.
Truth’s JUUL Study: Deception and Confusion
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 Truth Initiative released a study that describes 1.5 percent of 15- to 17-year-olds vaping a JUUL on 10 or more days the last 30 days as an epidemic.