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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.

Confusion: Trump Recommends Raising The National Vaping Age To 21 Years

President Donald Trump announced to reporters that his administration may increase the national legal sales age for e-cigarettes to 21 years. Across the United...

Snus Approvals Highlight FDA’s Failures In Tobacco Policy

For the benefit of risk reduced product development in the global market, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved modified risk orders...

EVALI and risk communication, explained

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they have developed a new catch-all medical term to describe the severe pulmonary injury...

Congress Believes Social Media Bots Enticed Minors To Vape

If you follow American politics, the term "social media bots" is very popular in the vertical that questions the role of social networks and...

The CDC and Vaping: A Perfect Storm

Vaping Post's Diane Caruana, our hardworking in-house journalist, recently reported that some experts disagree with how the nation's public health agencies have responded to...

Understanding A “Temporary” Vaping Ban

Prohibition is a tough pill to swallow. When a regulatory framework advances to the point that a certain type of behavior or product must...

Business As Usual At Tobacco Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, unlike the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland (where I also attended and corresponded), is the...

The Dead End Feeling

The following is a dispatch from my travels across the United States. As I traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Global Tobacco and Nicotine...

No Quarter for the Nicotine Folk Devils

Things to think about... How can a government justify criminalizing people for using safer methods to use a legal recreational substance? This question is the...

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...
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