Kim "Skip" Murray

    Skip started smoking when she was 10, and quit through vaping in 2015. She is an enthusiastic tobacco harm reduction advocate. She works as a direct service professional at a group home providing services for people living with disabilities. Skip also lives with a disability and was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and depression in 2020. She is the co-founder and a research volunteer for the Safer Nicotine Wiki. She previously owned a vape shop and served as the research fellow for the Consumer Center of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. She lives in Minnesota.

    In the Ugly Nicotine Debate, Being Kind Isn’t Just Right—It’s Effective

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    WHO Hits New Low With “Vaping Increases Seizure Risk” Tweet

    The World Health Organization should no longer be considered a leading authority in global ...

    It’s Critically Important to Tell Women the Truth About Nicotine  

    Elaine Keller, a cancer survivor and powerful advocate for tobacco harm reduction, once asked ...

    Dose Makes the Poison: The “Chemicals” Smear Against Vaping

    In 1997, a shocking headline in the Washington Post proclaimed, “DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE: UNRECOGNIZED KILLER.” ...

    Mental Health Awareness? Prioritize Safer Alternatives to Smoking

    The United States has just observed its annual Mental Health Awareness Month. Another year ...

    Small Vape Shops Save Lives. Many Communities Are Losing Them.

    There’s an oversimplified notion that only Big Tobacco supports vaping. On the contrary, thousands ...