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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.

First confirmed vaping-related death raises new questions about mech mods

Florida man killed by exploding mech mod The death of a 38-year-old Florida man has been linked to vaping by an autopsy, making it the...

EU members get low marks for vaping freedom

Nanny State Index slams EU members’ vaping policy A new report by the Nanny State Index, a project set up to monitor intrusive, anti-consumer legislation,...

Newest Glantz paper criticised, as FDA moves on rogue juice makers

Journal tries to cover up bungled anti-vaping paper Controversy erupted around a recent paper in the journal Pediatrics this week, after an attempt to gloss...

JUUL Labs reacts to panic, and sensible laws start to appear

JUUL fights back against teen vaping critics In an effort to reduce the controversy being whipped up around their products, JUUL Labs has announced a...

UK vape scene hit by HnB row

HnB controversy heats up The recent debate over the relationship between vaping and Heat not Burn products exploded this week, culminating in a firm intervention...

NZ professor warns quit services to become vape-friendly, and FDA faces...

NZ stop-smoking services “will lose customers” if they don’t embrace vaping A leading New Zealand tobacco control expert says new research shows government-run stop smoking...

America’s JUUL panic reaches new peak

JUUL hysteria continues to spread America’s latest moral panic – the fear that JUUL e-cigarettes are turning the nation’s youth into nicotine addicts – showed...

FDA sued by anti-vaping extremists over Deeming delay

Anti-harm reduction groups take FDA to court Apparently outraged by the FDA’s decision to delay its crackdown on the vaping industry for four years, a...

Tension in tobacco control as top expert becomes pariah

Top harm reduction expert banned from tobacco control conference The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health took place this week in Cape Town –...

New US studies highlight – or invent – vaping dangers

UCSF plays media games at vapers’ expense A new study which emerged from UCSF last Saturday claims to show that vaping is associated with a...
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