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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.

Vaping bans continue to spread as politicians ignore harm reduction

South African advocates protest against vaping crackdown The Vapour Products Association of South Africa has strongly criticised their government’s new Tobacco Bill, warning that it’s...

Bad news from USA and UK as regulation and taxes threaten...

UK considers “sin tax” on vaping Britain has built up an enviable reputation as a world leader in tobacco harm reduction – but that might...

Lawyers circle JUUL Labs as pro-vaping MP pressures UK government

JUUL faces court challenge from “nicotine addicts” In the latest twist to the ongoing hysteria about the popular JUUL e-cigarette, the company is being sued...

UK vape advocates make case for post-Brexit deregulation

NNA pushes for vaping law rethink after Brexit The New Nicotine Alliance has released details of the latest meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group...

Threat to squonking in UK, but some good news in Australia

UK squonking ban as MHRA gold-plates EU law Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, the quango put in charge of enforcing EU law on the...

Smoking RISES in UK despite success of vaping

Tobacco control bungles push smoking rate up There was bad news from the UK last week, as the Office of National Statistics revealed that the...

Anti-vaping lawmakers keep pushing

British health trust threatens staff who vape at work A UK healthcare trust has extended its no smoking policy to cover vaping – and threatened...

Pennsylvania court confuses vape tax issue

One of the few bits of positive news from the USA recently was a decision by Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruling that the state’s e-cig...

The Royal College of Physicians has released a new report on how the NHS interacts with smokers, calling for a radical shakeup of the...

Threat to Scottish vapers as SNP attack advertising

Scottish politicians want to make TPD even worse Tobacco harm reduction advocates unanimously agree that the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, with its unscientific attacks on...
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