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Michael McGrady

Michael McGrady
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International public policy reporter and editorial writer for Vaping Post. American syndicated columnist covering public health care policy, foreign affairs, and technology. All articles express my own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.

The FDA was ordered to regulate e-cigs and vapes by a...

In the latest challenge against vaping, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being forced by a federal court to vacate previous industry guidance...

The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming

For the past few weeks, I have gone over several of the class actions that have been filed against Juul Labs. As I read...

Access To Accurate Information About Nicotine Products Improves Quality of Life

Last month, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) announced that they found evidence of an “epidemic” of misinformation when it comes to consumers’...

The Pallone-Shalala bill would kill DIY and small manufacturers

Last week, I wrote for Vaping Post and RealClear Public Affairs about HR 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019, and...

Politics and Tobacco Harm Reduction: Things Congress Mix Up

When has prohibition ever worked? The U.S. federal government tried it with the ban on alcohol and, until recently, politicians and policymakers started to...

FDA’s Sharpless will not be kind to vaping

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an extension on the comment period for the drafted compliance policy for deemed tobacco products which include...

Proposed bill would raise national legal sales age for vaping products

Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Juan Vargas (D-Ca.) have introduced legislation meant to increase the national minimum legal sales age (MLSA) to purchase tobacco...

The Anatomy of a Vaping Ban: Moral Panic and Prohibition

There is no doubt that specific public health regulations are required to protect the population. From banning toxic materials in consumer goods to issuing...

Gottlieb suggests a harmful tactic: banning vape pods

One of the latest jabs against the independent vaping industry comes, once again, from the mouth of outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott...

Proposed FDA regulations fail to recognize the importance of flavors

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the long-anticipated proposed guidance on flavored e-cigarettes and e-juice products earlier this week. Considered the...
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