Meet Me


Michael McGrady is an acclaimed international journalist and commentator covering drug legalizationtobacco harm reduction, and the vaping industry. 

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He also covers or has covered energy, the environment, politics, regulation, taxation, technology, civil liberties, trade, academic freedom, health policy, and other public health topics for dozens of news outlets. However, after he was able to quit smoking through e-cigarettes, he devouts his journalism to covering vaping’s role as a public health innovation. 

Access to alternative nicotine products and tobacco harm reduction are matters of human rights. His work additionally expands on this sentiment.

Awards and Honors

2019 Knowledge-Action-Change Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Recipient

Finalist – Best Vaping Writer, 2019 ECigClick Awards

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Association of Health Care Journalists

Current Work

Board/Advisor at T.H.R. Brasil

Contributor to Filter magazine

  • Covering the intersections of harm reduction, drug legalization, e-cigarettes, and the rights of nicotine users

Contributing editor for Tobacco Reporter

Syndicated columnist and writer for

  • Covering energy and the environment
  • Additionally covers plastic bans and circular economies
  • Tobacco regulations, including e-cigarettes and smoke-free products

U.S. correspondent for

  • E-cigarettes, consumer access, small businesses
  • Litigation and lawsuits against vapor companies
  • Assists with U.S. news operations

U.S. correspondent for

  • Covering CBD regulations
  • Hemp industry and regulations
  • Banking and business affairs for hemp and CBD firms

Public policy columnist for the English edition of Vaping Post

  • Covering vaper culture, public policy, and regulation

Western U.S. state politics contributor for The Center Square

  • Covering regulations in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado

Creator and host of the Vaping Weekly podcast for Vaping Post

Director – “For The Right To Vape” documentary film, a collaboration with T.H.R. Brasil

  • Principal photography begins in March, on location in Brazil
  • Post-production
  • Expected release: June 2020, at the Global Forum on Nicotine

Creator and executive producer of a series of new podcasts focused on drug use and harm reduction, under the title of the brand new podcast label Perihelion Creations

Michael McGrady, ACHJ

Location: Colorado, USA

Michael McGrady - best blogger - finalist - ecigclick award 2019

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