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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.

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...

E-cigarettes aren’t the Marlboro Man

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the U.S. government’s preeminent agency governing electronic communications, telephonic infrastructure, the internet, television, and radio. This agency’s regulatory...

FDA regulations prevent the sale of safer vaping products. This threatens...

William Eric Brown, a 24-year old man of Tarrant County, TX, entered a vape shop seeking help from the clerks. According to an unnamed...

Vaping’s 2020 Quandary

Update: Check candidates and their respective positions towards vaping for the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. Reflecting on the potential regulatory actions under the Food and...

Harm increases when a country’s culture, policy, and its economy doesn’t...

Over 168 countries are signatories to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty with 181 countries partied to...

The FDA hearing that wasn’t

Public health advocates gathered at the Maryland campus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 18th to discuss the implications of...
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