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Michael McGrady

Michael McGrady
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U.S.-based public policy columnist for Vaping Post. American syndicated columnist covering public health care policy, foreign affairs, and technology. 2019 KAC Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Research Fellow. All articles express my own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.

Flavored E-Cigarette Bans Propagate America’s War On Drugs

What a year for bipartisanship. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced that he and his administration are taking emergency action to ban flavored...

America’s New Nicotine Prohibition

I'm at a lost for words. If you are reading this, you have likely heard the news that President Donald Trump is planning to...

Trump To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The U.S. President Donald Trump, the Republican incumbent due for reelection in 2020, has announced that he is directing his administration to consider all...

The Cries (and Lessons) from Michigan

The moment Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, announced that she was banning flavored e-cigarettes, she was met with praise from an echo chamber. Groups...

The Costs of Michigan’s Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

SPECIAL REPORT When the news broke that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, intends to ban absolutely all flavors—including mint and menthol—for six months, I...

Authorities must use accuracy in public health warnings about vaping lung...

A pivotal tenant to harm reduction is the dissemination of accurate information about specific risky human behaviors. Broadly, harm reduction can be viewed in...

Juul Labs Announces Support For Michigan Flavor Ban

Juul Labs, one of the largest e-cigarette manufacturers in the world, released a statement to news media on September 4 announcing the company's support...

A PMI and Altria Merger Would Threaten The Vaping Industry

Did you hear? Philip Morris International (PMI) and Altria Group have confirmed rumors that the two tobacco giants are discussing the possibility of re-merging. In...

The VTA Doesn’t Need Juul Labs

Juul Labs, the e-cigarette giant partly owned by Altria Group, announced that it was ditching its membership with the Vapor Technology Association (VTA). The...

The Recent Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Disease Highlight the Importance of...

One of the latest public health challenges facing the vaping industry is the apparent outbreak of severe lung (pulmonary) disease in the United States....
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