Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Times

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, is quoted in The Times, responding to figures that show Britain dropping down the rankings of global alcohol consumption. The figures show Britain's consumption staying level, while drinking in Asian countries such as Vietnam increase. Chris argues that increasing alcohol consumption in Asia is a sign ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments on new study in The Lancet

Responding to a study in The Lancet which claims that harmful drinking is rising, and which endorses alcohol control policies modelled after repressive regimes such as Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and Russia, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “If global alcohol consumption increases it will be because the world ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, is quoted n the Daily Mail responding to an announcement by MPs that Brits should eat less red meat, cap their household heating at 19 degrees, and switch to trains rather than planes, in a bid to curb climate change. The Committee on Climate Change set ... Continue reading

Nanny state index quoted in City A.M.

The Nanny State Index, edited by the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Chris Snowdon, is quoted in City A.M. While the UK has slipped down the ratings slightly, adjusting for affordability, Britain has the highest rate of tobacco duty in the world and became the first European country to ban branding on cigarette packets in ... Continue reading

Nanny State Index discussed on City A.M. debate pages

Alex Deane, conservative commentator, argues Britain's place on the Nanny State Index, published by EPICENTER, is a cause for concern, in the City A.M. Debate page. The Index, which places the UK as the 4th least free country in Europe in terms of excessive regulation of alcohol, food, and tobacco, is published biennially and ranked ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for the Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, writes for the Telegraph, outlining the findings of the 2019 Nanny State Index, which places the UK as one of the most restrictive countries in Europe when it comes to drinking, eating, and smoking. Chris notes that although the UK has fallen down the rankings slightly ... Continue reading

Nanny State Index quoted in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, is quoted in The Sun, following the publication of the 2019 Nanny State Index. The report shows that Brits pay some of the highest sin taxes on food, alcohol, and cigarettes anywhere in Europe. Chris notes that the regulations brought in by the UK over the ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for the Spectator

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Economic Affairs, writes for the Spectator on the launch of the 2019 Nanny State Index. Chris outlines the best - and worst - countries for nanny statism, with most of the changes coming as a result of countries adopting tougher restrictions on smoking, vaping, drinking, and sugary or fatty foods. ... Continue reading

Findings from the Nanny State Index 2019

Only three EU countries are worse than Britain when it comes to nanny state interference, according to the latest research. The Epicenter Nanny State Index has been tracking lifestyle regulation across the EU since 2016. In this year’s edition, Finland once again tops the table, with high scores across all categories: alcohol, e-cigarettes, food & ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, is quoted in The Sun. The paper reveals that experts are analysing whether increased duties on alcohol and cigarettes lowers consumption, leading to fears price hikes are on the way. Chris said "It is worrying the government is looking for ways to squeeze even more money ... Continue reading