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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.

FDA says nicotine-free liquids exempt from deeming regs, unless they’re not

There’s deepening confusion over the status of non-nicotine liquids in the USA. With the FDA’s strict new regulations due to go into force on...

US vendors hit with zero-notice ban on older containers

Panic struck the US vaping industry over the weekend, as a last-minute decision by a federal agency suddenly banned large quantities of older liquid...

California researchers repeat dry puff, aldehyde errors

A new study on the alleged dangers of electronic cigarettes was released on Thursday, and immediately attracted a storm of criticism from scientists and...

New laws and bad publicity tighten the screw on US, Canadian...

Pennsylvania passes 40% E-cig tax Last Thursday the Pennsylvania state legislature stunned vapers by voting through a new tax on all vapour products. Now the...

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...
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