IEA report covered by The Sun

The Sun has reported on a new IEA report which reveals £45 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on ‘nanny state’ foreign aid. Author of the report Mark Tovey said "Misallocating UK aid money on nanny-state projects instead of targeted and effective programmes costs lives." IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, added "Foreign ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted by the Mail Online

Government shouldn't "suck the fun" out of fireworks by forcing them to be sold in plain packaging with clear warnings says Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Responding to a proposal from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) for fireworks to be sold in "cigarette-style ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked!

Makers of Irn-Bru, once the "blue-eyed boy" of the public health lobby who boasted of their drinks reformulations designed to remove sugar, have reaped the economic consequences with falling sales and complaining customers, says Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing for Spiked!, Christopher points out that AB Barr ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted by BBC News

BBC News has featured IEA research as part of a piece on possible future cannabis legalisation. The article looks at the impact of alcohol prohibition in the United States, its impact on consumption and pricing, and asks what lessons we can learn when it comes to cannabis. 'Joint Venture', published by the IEA in 2018 ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked!

Despite being initially reluctant to because the face of British killjoyism, Dame Sally Davies moved - bit by bit - to backing "outrageously illiberal" policies, says Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing for Spiked!, Christopher says the outgoing Chief Medical Officer has backed a number of "swivel-eyed proposals" ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

"To propose that sandwich-eating on a bus is an issue to be tackled, a problem to be solved, a danger to the children, is somewhere on the spectrum between hysterical and absurd" says Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and yet that is one of several proposals in the latest report ... Continue reading
Lifestyle Economics

Christopher Snowdon responds to Professor Dame Sally Davies's final report on childhood obesity

Commenting on Professor Davies's final commissioned report focusing on childhood obesity, the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon said: “The suggestion that it be a crime to eat a sandwich on a train brings Dame Sally’s tenure as Chief Medical Officer to a fittingly authoritarian conclusion. During the time she’s spent in the job, ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes in The Sun

Outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has launched a report which recommends banning the people from eating food on public transport and end marketing and sale of junk food at major sporting venues. Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, told The Sun he hoped the next Chief Medical Officer "focuses on serious public health ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon comments in the Daily Mail

The Chief Medical Officer has endorsed a report which seeks to ban food on public transport and put calorie caps on all meals sold in cafes and restaurants in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded saying it should never be a crime ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Telegraph

The Chief Medical Officer has endorsed a report which includes recommendations such as banning food on public transport and a calorie cap on all meals sold in cafes and restaurants by 2024. Christopher Snowdon, the IEA's Head of Lifestyle Economics, branded the plans "a fittingly authoritarian conclusion" to Dame Sally Davies' time as Chief Medical ... Continue reading