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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.

UK health experts encourage sensible vaping policies, but bans and taxes...

PHE issues new advice on vaping bans Public Health England has intervened in the increasingly controversial spread of vaping bans across the UK, with the...

Positive news for smoking cessation as TPD confusion deepens

New study shows massive effect of vaping A study released last Friday suggests that electronic cigarettes have had an enormous effect on smoking rates across...

British doctors call for more bans and CDC promotes deadly “superlites”

UK votes Brexit in surprise result The United Kingdom woke up this morning to discover that, in around two years, it will no longer be...

Vaping advocates gather as laws and bad research increase the pressure

A Billion Lives comes to Europe The European premiere of Aaron Biebert’s pro-vaping film A Billion Lives was held in Warsaw on Thursday night, opening...

Vaping bans continue to spread despite positive US teen smoking figures

Disappointment for UK vapers as Lords vote downgraded The last chance to prevent the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive from becoming European law vanished on Tuesday,...

Is vaping replacing one addiction for another?

This argument sounds persuasive to many people. After all, vapers don’t really look as if they have given up, do they? They’re still taking...

3 facts smokers should know about vaping

Smokers don’t seem to be much better informed about vaping than anyone else, which is unfortunate – after all they’re the ones who potentially...

Vaping bans fail or face challenges, but FDA assault continues

The Welsh Assembly’s Labour group finally accepted that its proposed ban on vaping in public places had failed, while MEPs asked for closer scrutiny...

Mixed headlines as PHE support switching in pregnant women, but Manchester...

British doctors claim vaping “can cause COPD” A team of researchers at the University of Manchester say they have uncovered new evidence that electronic cigarettes...

Decisive week for EU vapers as TPD comes into force

TPD becomes law but British lords play “Fatal” gambit Vaping in Europe stands at the edge of an undiscovered country this week, with the EU’s...
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