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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 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...

As big tobacco companies support Tobacco 21 proposals, the vaping industry...

Large tobacco companies have never been consistent when it comes to the acceptance of electronic nicotine delivery systems and other alternative nicotine products on...

Regulating alternative nicotine products isn’t an “all or nothing” game

Working from a coffee shop in my home state of Colorado today, I saw a committee for the state's House of Representatives vote for...

The Department of Health and Human Services and vaping: A tale...

Economist Bruce Yandle defined the theory of the "Bootlegger-Baptist" coalition. This theory is an economic term used to refer to the analysis and observation...
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