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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.

Stanton Glantz – Expert, or Extremist?

Glantz is a professor of medicine in the cardiology division at the University of California, San Francisco, and one of the most influential anti-tobacco...

USA continues push for tough vaping laws despite mounting evidence

US Navy joins anti-vaping militia The United States Navy has launched a ferocious crackdown on vaping among its personnel, citing safety concerns to justify the...

Progress in New York, but anti-vaping studies continue to appear

New York state budget deletes controversial vape laws Vapers in New York state have been braced for the worst over the last few weeks as...

Scotland tightens e-cig rules, but new studies bring good news

Scotland bans e-cig sales to under-18s Scotland’s new health act came into force on 1 April, bringing a range of new restrictions – including a...

Progress for vaping in new Zealand, but USA and Australia stay...

Meanwhile Montana has become the latest US state to propose a tax on vapour products, as a Democrat senator pushes for a 14% cash...

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...
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