Lifestyle Economics

Mark Littlewood joins the Spiked! podcast

Mark Littlewood, Director-General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, joins Tom Slater and Christopher Snowdon as the guest on the latest episode of the Spiked! podcast Last Orders. Mark, Tom, and Christopher sit down to discuss the government’s mad plan to cut our calories, America’s moral panic over vaping, and Britain’s ban on sexist adverts. Listen ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked!

Vapes are in danger of being banned as a result of the "Great American Vaping Panic" says Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing for Spiked!, Christopher notes that moral panics "rarely come out of nowhere" but the US fears - and plans for a ban - are coming ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon speaks to Volteface

Christopher Snowdon, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, speaks to Volteface on Canada's cannabis regulation. "They have a lively chat discussing their recent trip to Canada with three UK MP’s which was covered by the BBC. Chris explains how cannabis nearly made him miss his flights and his impressions of the regulated market." Listen to the ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, is quoted in a piece by the Daily Mail on 'smoking kills' warnings. Christopher says that "there isn't a single person in Britain who is unaware of the risks of smoking". "Cigarette packs are sold with graphic warnings covering two-thirds of the surface area. People smoke despite the ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Telegraph

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has commented on recent advice from Public Health England regarding the "do's and don'ts" of hot weather. “It’s well-meaning but incredibly patronising advice" says Christopher Snowdon. "PHE is spreading its remit too widely, such as issuing banal advice, as they do every time ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in Spiked

IEA research, Cooking for Bureaucrats, has been quoted in a piece by Spiked. "As a new paper by Josie Appleton for the Institute of Economic Affairs, Cooking for Bureaucrats, notes, Whitehall’s reformulation policies for food have gone mad." "Targets are often contradictory, would ruin the products concerned (as we have already seen with some sugary ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon writes for Spiked

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at The Institute of Economic Affairs, has written a piece for Spiked. The piece discusses the recent Public Health England targets to cut salt, sugar and calories in food. "Of all the bad policies that have flown under the radar while the country has been consumed by Brexit, none ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in The Daily Mail

Recent research from The Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Daily Mail. The piece discusses recent Public Health England targets for salt, sugar and calories. "The Institute of Economic Affairs think tank, no less, has labelled the new rules 'the largest extension of state control over the British diet since rationing'." "Public ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in The Daily Telegraph

Institute of Economic Affairs research has been quoted in a piece by The Daily Telegraph. The paper, Cooking for Bureaucrats, outlined the UK governments food reformulation targets as well as many of its consequences. "The Institute of Economic Affairs, meanwhile, released a paper finding that targets drawn up by Public Health England to cut sugar ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon is quoted in The Daily Express

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at The Institute of Economic Affairs, has been quoted in a piece by The Daily Express. The piece discusses the amount of potential revenue raised by cannabis legalisation in the UK. "The claim was made by Christopher Snowden, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs. He ... Continue reading