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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.

New safety mark for e-cigs, but bad news for Canadians, Aussies...

Safety group announces e-cig certification A major US safety consulting and certification company announced on Monday that it plans to start offering evaluations and electrical...

EU vapers say No to tax; New York doctors say No...

EU vape tax consultation provokes crushing response The EU Commission has just released the results of their three-month public consultation on new tobacco taxes, which...

Marketing controversy strikes industry as lawmakers seek tougher restrictions

Pro-vaping researcher attacks “irresponsible” e-liquid marketing Prominent vaping advocate and cardiologist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos has launched an attack on segments of the liquid industry, strongly...

New Jersey pushes flavour ban and ASH defend TPD, but signs...

New Jersey flavour ban moves forward Vapers in New Jersey are facing the annihilation of the liquid market, as a bill aimed at banning almost...

Anti-vaping journal tries to censor critics, but other opponents face backlash

Tobacco Control clamps down on debate Following widespread criticism of its anti-vaping stance, the BMJ journal Tobacco Control announced this week that it will no...

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...
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