Lifestyle Economics

Chris Snowdon comments in The Daily Express

Chris Snowdon comments in The Daily Express, questioning the justification of the UK's £15m contribution to the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Reacting to the latest FCT report advising the banning of vaping devises in developing countries, Chris said: “The WHO’s scaremongering stance on e-cigarettes is at odds with the British Government’s evidence-based position. ... Continue reading
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Chris Snowdon comments in The Daily Mail

Chris Snowdon comments in The Daily Mail on Public Health England's widening junk food net, as the nanny state continues to grow. The latest plans would classify All-bran, organic fruit yogurts and even orange juice as junk food, a move termed 'puritanical' by Snowdon. Reacting, the Head of Lifestyle economics said: 'The Government has allowed ... Continue reading
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IEA report features in The Sun

An IEA report, Cheap as Chips, featured in The Sun today. The report argues that contrary to popular belief, a healthy diet is affordable. In fact, the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day can be met for as little as 30 pence. Read the full article here, and the report here.... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in the Sun

Chris Snowdon comments in the Sun  on the NHS Trust's suggestion that Cornish pasties should be made without pastry to cut calories. Reacting to this attack on a 600-year-old fan favourite Chris said: “Make salads and other low-calorie options available by all means, but stop trying to reformulate Britain’s finest foods.” Read the full article ... Continue reading
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Mark Littlewood comments in the Telegraph

Mark Littlewood comments in the Telegraph on the new Government plans to force online food delivery companies, cafes and restaurants to display calorie labels on food they sell to customers. Mark argues that the proposal, designed to tackle type 2 diabetes, will not change consumer habits and harm business: “This is yet another example of the ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in the Sun

Reacting to a proposed 25p tax on plastic cups, Chris Snowdon told the sun: “If this tax grab goes ahead it will be another slap in the face for people struggling with the cost of living. “If the government wants to encourage economic growth it should be cutting taxes, not discriminating against people on the ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in the Daily Mail

Chris Snowdon comments in the Daily Mail on the Government's plan to impose a 25p tax on plastic drinking cups. Reacting to Chancellor Philip Hammond's intended extension of the 'latte levy', Chris said: 'If this tax grab goes ahead it will be another slap in the face for people struggling with the cost of living. ... Continue reading
Nutrition is, at present, a provisional science. Studies are published every week which update the orthodox positions on everything from proper fat consumption to the relative virtues of different lettuces, and it can take time for consensus to emerge from the chaos. To a layman, this academic landscape can be difficult to navigate, and so ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on the Jeremy Vine show

Mark Littlewood appears on the Jeremy Vine show discussing the link between austerity and life expectancy. Debating with Owen Jones, Mark argued that we need to look beyond the headline amounts spent. In trivial terms it follows that, if you spend more on healthcare, you will get more of it. Yet those at the top ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon comments in The Sun

Chris Snowdon comments in The Sun on the suggestion from Public Health England middle-aged drinkers should have a few days of each week. "The claim that 10m people are drinking at dangerous levels is based on ludicrous drinking guidelines. "Some people will rightly be sceptical of any advice from Public Health England." Read the full ... Continue reading