The Surgeon General says vaping is a “major public health concern” — He’s dead wrong

After more than two years of study, the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is set to release a report on e-cigarette use among young people that will purport to show that vaping is a “major public health concern.” The Wall Street Journal says the report will recommend “higher taxes, raising the minimum age to 21, incorporating e-cigarettes into smoke-free laws, and restricting marketing that encourages use among youth and young adults.” This is a grave mistake. Reducing smoking is a noble goal, and something public health authorities have been busy regulating with various schemes of taxes, warning labels, plain packaging, […]