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Fergus Mason

Fergus Mason
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Veteran, vaper and writer. All articles express my own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.

NNA adds another country, but Scotland disrupts new advertising rules

NNA expands to Sweden The New Nicotine Alliance and its sister organisation in Australia are well known to most vapers in these countries, thanks to...

US anti-vaping “science” hits new lows, but British researchers find massive...

New dripping study causes fury This week’s newspapers have been full of a new study from Yale Medical School, which warns of a dangerous epidemic...

Texan lawmakers seek under-21 ban while Australian nicotine rules stay in...

Australia refuses to lift nicotine ban In a major blow to Australian vaper, the country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has announced that it will not be...

Welsh hostility to vaping continues, but FDA backs off another step

Wales pushes for flavour ban Public Health Wales released an updated position statement on Thursday, outlining its latest policies on vapour products. In a confused...

Battery explosions hit the headlines, while New York pushes for tax

Idaho vaper injured in e-cig explosion Andrew Hall, a 30-year-old vaper from Pocitello, Idaho, suffered serious facial injuries on Sunday when his electronic cigarette exploded...

US politicians continue to disappoint, but French doctors investigate e-cigs for...

Tennessee cranks up scaremongering with new vape warnings In a long-awaited update to its 2013 advisory on electronic cigarettes, the Tennessee Department of Health has...

Alarmist reporting from CDC and FDA continues, but anti-gateway evidence keeps...

New CDC report spreads teen vaping alarmism The latest CDC report on vaping was released on 30 December, and disappointingly it’s more of the fearmongering...

Signs of hope in the USA as opposition to bans gains...

Kentucky county throws out vape ban Franklin County, Kentucky, struck a small blow against the USA’s rising tide of vaping bans last week when legislators...

More positive science emerges, but FDA rules on synthetic nicotine remain...

E-cigs “don’t make tobacco use seem acceptable” One argument that’s been repeatedly used by anti-vaping activists is that the increasing use of electronic cigarettes will...

E-Cig vapour cleared of DNA damage, and US teen smoking continues...

New study shows vaping “doesn’t damage DNA” A new study appears to have demolished claims that vaping can cause DNA damage to lung cells. Scientists...
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