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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.

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...

US vapers shocked by Surgeon General’s report, but escape public housing...

Surgeon General releases skewed vaping report In a short-notice move on Thursday, the United States Surgeon General released a new report on the alleged public...

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...
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