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Fergus Mason

Fergus Mason
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Veteran, vaper and writer.

Judge rejects anti-vaping claims as Senator Johnson calls for FDA climbdown

Tobacco companies win e-cig court case A class action suit brought against a group of tobacco companies by American anti-vaping activists has been thrown out...

Some optimism in Canada, but the USA generates more alarmist headlines

Canada’s federal government is at last making an effort to clear up the country’s notoriously vague vaping laws - and might be doing a...

COP 7 urges tighter regulations and MasterCard cracks down on vape...

WHO COP 7 “invites” governments to ban vaping The World Health Organisation’s COP 7 conference, which met last week in New Delhi, has maintained its...

Bad news from WHO and California, as UK survey shows ignorance...

WHO push for global e-cig ban narrowly defeated at COP 7 In a shock move, a group of countries attending the World Health Organisation’s COP...

New support from medics in USA and Australia, but bans continue...

New US study confirms negative effect of public health attacks on vaping In a rare dissent from US health researchers’ relentless attacks on e-cigarettes, a...

Interesting times, as vaping opponents face fire from every direction

Fear of putting on weight deters many smokers from quitting, but a new paper from New Zealand suggests that electronic cigarettes could be the...

Stingy vapers won’t pay to see film, and doctors make false...

“We hope people aren’t that cheap” say A Billion Lives team, as UK ticket sales disappoint We're sincerely hoping people aren't that cheap. This theater...

INNCO formed to protect vaping rights, as FDA doubles down on...

American vapers might need the new group’s support very soon, as reports suggest the FDA plans to finish the job started by its Deeming...

A good week for pro-vaping science, but council bans continue to...

Legislators aren’t looking at the evidence, however, and one of Scotland’s councils has just introduced a ban on vaping anywhere on its property. This...

Anti-vaping groups intimidate scientist, PA vapers step up protests

Pennsylvania vaper protests continue as state considers tax climb-down Vaping advocates in Pennsylvania continued their protests against the state’s planned 40% tax this week. Hundreds...
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