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Jim McDonald

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Smokers created vaping without help from the tobacco industry or anti-smoking crusaders, and I believe vapers have the right to continue 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’m a member of the CASAA board, but my opinions aren’t necessarily CASAA’s, and vice versa. You can find me on Twitter @whycherrywhy
Goergia County Will Prosecute Vaping Teen
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Law enforcement and school officials in Pickens County, GA say they will begin prosecuting vaping high school students for narcotics crimes.
hope for australia
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Australia’s ruling Liberal Party has called for a new scientific inquiry into the health effects of e-cigarettes. Vaping nicotine is illegal in the country.
vapor madness
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The FDA has launched a $60 million campaign aimed at reducing teenage vaping, following the agency’s claim that unpublished evidence shows an epidemic of teen use.
Chicago Mayor Ban Flavors and Tax Vaping to Death
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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a proposal to add to existing city taxes on vaping products to an ordinance that would ban e-liquid flavors.
fda-is-threatening-to-end-the-vape-industry-in-60-days
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is threatening to ban e-liquid flavors and shut down vaping businesses because of what he calls an epidemic of youth use.
canada-may-just-tell-the-truth-about-vaping
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Health Canada is asking for opinions on proposed statements vaping businesses could use to promote their products, as Canada begins regulating e-cigarettes.
study-vaping-can-help-reverse-copd-harm
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A new study says that switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes can help reverse some of the harm caused by smoking in patients with COPD.
juul-in-canada
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The popular and controversial e-cigarette JUUL is launching sales in Canada starting in September, JUUL Labs announced this week.
prof.-stanton-glantzsays-vaping-causes-heart-attacks
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A study that shows an association between vaping and heart attacks is being promoted by its authors as showing that e-cigarettes cause heart attacks.
update fda comments spammed
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The FDA says that 95 percent -- 503,000 -- of the comments submitted to its public docket on flavored tobacco products were fake or duplicates.