Guy Bentley is the director of consumer freedom at Reason Foundation.
Bentley's research focuses on the taxation and regulation of nicotine, tobacco, alcohol, and food. Before joining Reason Foundation, Bentley served as a reporter in London and Washington D.C.
Bentley's work has been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes, Time, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, The New York Post, and other publications in the U.S. and U.K.
Bentley graduated with a bachelor's degree in politics and international relations from the University of Nottingham and is based in Washington D.C.
New Research on E-Cigarette Use Reveals Positive Public Health Trends
Youth smoking is at the lowest level on record at 4.6 percent, a 70.8 percent decline since 2011.
The Facts About Youth Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction
E-cigarettes are a significantly safer form of nicotine consumption than combustible cigarettes.
Florida Protected Public Health by Rejecting Vaping Ban
The DeSantis administration refused to be taken in by moral panic and public health and the state's small businesses are both better off for it.
Maine Should Learn From Massachusetts’ Failed Flavored Tobacco Ban
"A law that increases youth smoking could pose a threat to public health."
Testimony: Tobacco Harm Reduction in the UK
Greater product choice and clearer risk communication from both the public and private sectors can ensure that smokers who wish to quit but find e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapies unsatisfactory have more options.
Testimony: Maine Flavor Ban Could Harm Public Health, Hurt Tax Revenues
Prohibition of flavored e-cigarettes risks fueling illicit markets, forcing the closure of Maine vape shops and driving vapers back to smoking.
Testimony: Maine Flavored Tobacco Ban Would Not Achieve Intended Outcomes
Flavored tobacco bans will promote further inequalities in the criminal justice system, push tax revenue to other states, increase the illicit tobacco trade, and fail to improve public health.
10 Reasons Why the FDA Should Not Ban Menthol Cigarettes
"Such a ban will trigger criminal penalties, which will disproportionately impact people of color, as well as prioritize criminalization over public health and harm reduction."
Rhode Island Should Focus on Tobacco Harm Reduction, Not E-Cigarette Flavor Bans
Legislation in Rhode Island would give smokers access to e-cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking while ensuring youth are prohibited from purchasing vaping products.