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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.

Americans still don’t understand vaping, and Hong Kong is planning to...

US poll shows dangerous ignorance on vaping A new poll has shown that most US adults are terrifyingly ignorant about vapour products – and the...

WHO slams the doors on transparency – again

COP 8 - Press and public expelled again as WHO rejects transparency The World Health Organisation’s biannual tobacco control conference launched in Geneva on Monday...

NNA urges more pressure on WHO, as FDA plans to wipe...

Push WHO for sensible vaping policy, advocates tell UK The New Nicotine Alliance has urged the UK delegation to next week’s WHO tobacco control conference...

Progress in Australia at last, but FDA tightens the screw on...

New inquiry could overturn Australian vaping ban In a surprise move on Tuesday, Australian health minister Greg Hunt agreed to an independent inquiry into the...

Bad news from the FDA, but more experts push to support...

FDA threatens to wipe out US vape market over “kids” hysteria In a move that harm reduction advocates are already slamming as misguided and damaging,...

Flavours key to switching, study finds

Study finds massive switch rate and preference for flavours A new paper published this week confirms the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as an aid for smokers....

Glantz strikes again, but good news on switching for COPD patients

New Glantz study - Heart Foundation “misinterprets results”, say Aussie advocates A new study by notorious anti-vaping activist Stanton Glantz was published late last week...

New formaldehyde claims from USA, and Israel bans JUUL

New DNA damage claims from US study A new paper presented to the American Cancer Society claims that chemicals found in e-cigarette vapour increase the...

British politicians push for more vaping

UK parliamentary report blows hole in anti-vaping arguments A new report by the British parliament’s Science and Technology Committee puts the UK government under even...

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...
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