Will Banning E‐​Cigarettes Make the Problem Worse?

Featuring Jeffrey A. Singer

After addressing the “meth epidemic” with the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (don’t look now, but meth‐​related deaths are at historic highs, eclipsing those solely from prescription opioids), and after addressing the opioid epidemic by depriving patients of pain medication while driving nonmedical users to more dangerous drugs, it appears politicians, assisted by an eager press, are setting their sights on fixing the newest “epidemic:” the “growing epidemic of e‐​cigarette use in our children.

Response to Another “Epidemic” Is Likely to Generate Harmful Unintended Consequences – As Usual by Jeffrey A. Singer