Our government says e-cigarettes and vaping are the latest “epidemic” among teens. So the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will restrict them. Cities across the country are banning e-cigarette use in public. But e-cigarettes help smokers quit traditional cigarettes.

Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute tells John Stossel that people have misconceptions about e-cigarettes. “It’s about 95 percent less harmful than a normal traditional cigarette,” she says. That’s because e-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without actually burning tobacco. The burning of paper and tobacco leaves is what makes cigarettes so dangerous.

Hopefully, members of Congress and the industry officials will spend some time during the hearing examining the potential public health benefits e-cigarettes offer as a tool to help reduce the number of smokers in America.

My favorite freedom Guy… Guy Bentley published a fantastic article today in Reason Magazine regarding the big meeting that is happening tomorrow on the hill.