Guy Bentley is director of consumer freedom at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.
Bentley's research focuses on the taxation and regulation of nicotine, tobacco, alcohol, food, and marijuana.
Prior to joining Reason Foundation, Bentley served as a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation covering e-cigarettes, tobacco, food, alcohol, and the public health movement. He also worked for the London-based business and finance newspaper City A.M. with a focus on tobacco, gambling, and vapor products. He was also a contributor to the 2016 Adam Smith Institute report Sinnovation: How markets can solve public health problems - but government gets in the way.
Bentley's work has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Time, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, The New York Post, and many other publications in the US and UK.
Bentley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham and is currently based in Washington D.C.
On the balance of the available evidence, the dangers of impeding IQOS as a tool to help smokers quit far outstrips any possible threat it could pose to public health.
Any policy that harms the exclusive makers of reduced-risk products such as e-cigarettes more than the makers of traditional cigarettes is not in the interests of public health.