Testimony: Why Maine shouldn’t prohibit e-cigarettes

In Politics by Michael Rae

The following is testimony presented by Reason Foundation to the Maine Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Chairman Ned Claxton and members of the committee, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to submit testimony on LD 1693. 

My name is Guy Bentley, and I’m the director of consumer freedom at the Reason Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit think tank. The consumer freedom project analyzes and promotes policy solutions that improve public health while avoiding unintended consequences and protecting consumer choice.

The intention behind Legislative Document (LD) 1693 to limit tobacco use, especially among young people, is to be applauded. However, the evidence on

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