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Michael McGrady

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Michael McGrady is a columnist for Vaping Post's English edition. He is a critically acclaimed journalist with awards and recognition from across the industry. He was a finalist for ECigClick's annual vape awards in 2019 and 2020, a KAC Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Fellow in 2019, among other honours. He is also the host of Vaping Weekly, the Post's podcast. All articles express his own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.

When public health becomes an ideology

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Reported from Warsaw. The 6th annual Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) ended late last week with zeal and record turnout. I was one of...

The War on Drugs, Nicotine, and the Youth Vaping Epidemic

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Tobacco harm reduction is a field of research but also an economic phenomenon that promotes the safer delivery of nicotine to addicted users. Products...

A failure to understand the vaping subculture could explain the rise...

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Have you ever wondered if one of the lawmakers restricting e-cigarettes took the time to understand the product they are regulating? Have regulators ever...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...