Guy Bentley is a consumer freedom research associate 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.
It is flat out wrong to describe vaping as a "form of tobacco use."
Legislators pushing taxes on e-cigarettes could hurt smokers’ long-term health and state budgets.