Christopher Snowdon writes for City AM

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, has written for City AM on Scotland's failed experiment with a lower drink driving limit. Evidence suggests that despite the hope of reducing drink driving accidents, the lower limit was not associated with a decline in road traffic accidents. Instead, the policy damaged the pub trade. Christopher said: ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

In an article for The Critic, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon commented on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) decision to appoint the UK to lead a new Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network to take global action on sugar and calorie reduction. The scheme will be run by the new Office for Health Improvement ... Continue reading
Responding to reports the government is seeking advice on making nitrous oxide possession, also known as laughing gas, a crime, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "This a futile gesture from a government addicted to banning things. Drug-related mortality is at a record high, ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Spirits Business Magazine

The Alcohol Health Alliance has called on the government to include alcoholic drinks in its plan to ban junk food adverts after 9PM. IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon was quoted in The Spirits Business expressing his annoyance at nanny statists wishing to ban the marketing of products they personally dislike. Christopher said: "Boris ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for City AM

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, has penned an op-ed for City AM, criticising the World Health Organisation's (WHO) stance on vaping, arguing the evidence suggest vaping is a healthier alternative for smokers which should not be penalised. Christopher said: "From the perspective of health, it might be better if nobody smoked or vaped, ... Continue reading
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Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

In her bi-weekly column for Conservative Home, IEA Head of Media, Emily Carver, argued the war on drugs has failed, with the scale of drug-related hospital admissions and deaths increasing this year. This means a new 'liberal' drugs policy should be considered in light of changing public opinion. Emily said: "That the war on drugs ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon quoted in Politics.co.uk

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a chemical found in cannabis which is used for medication. The UK is currently the worlds second largest market for CBD, and industry leaders are urging the UK to embrace CBD and become global leaders in its production. Commenting on the news in Politics.co.uk, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for The Spectator

In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon, has lambasted new proposals by Henry Dimbleby's National Food Strategy which has called for a tax on salt and sugar to force companies to reformulate their  products in the 'war against obesity'. Christopher argued: "The notion that consumers give vegetables the swerve ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in City AM

A government review by Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby has called for the introduction in salt and sugar taxes to reduce levels of obesity. The plans would  introduce a £3/kg tax on sugar and £6/kg tax on salt. Reacting to the report in City AM, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, said the plans would ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

A new report by Henry Dimbleby of the National Food Strategy has called for new taxes on salt and sugar in an attempt to reduce obesity. IEA Head of Lifestyle Economic, Christopher Snowdon, was quoted in the Daily Mail criticising the proposals. Christopher said: "Once again, rich people want to clobber ordinary people with stealth ... Continue reading