Annabel Denham writes for the Daily Express

IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham has penned an op-ed in the Daily Express, arguing that the new Office for Health Promotion (OHP) should not become Public Health England in all but name. The new quango aims to tackle obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles, but Annabel warns this could mean more liberty infringing diktats. Annabel ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Times

Ministers are considering forcing the tobacco industry to pay for the full cost disposing of tobacco waste products like cigarette butts, after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said cleaning up cigarette butts costs councils £40 million a year. Reacting to the news in The Times, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Telegraph

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written an op-ed in The Telegraph urging the new Office for Health Promotion (OHP) not to repeat the same mistakes as its predecessor, Public Health England. Christopher said: "There is a chance that it [OHP] will become an effective and efficient operation rather than another self-serving, tax-sponging ... Continue reading
Responding to the announcement of a new Office for Health Promotion, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The Office for Health Promotion needs to avoid the mistakes made by Public Health England, which was often perceived as bossy, puritanical and illiberal.   "The new ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Grocer

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon was quoted in The Grocer warning that the new Office for Health Promotion must learn from the mistakes of Public Health England. Christopher said the new public health authority must not become “bossy, puritanical and illiberal” like its predecessor, adding that “The new agency needs to focus on ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

Plans to ban online junk food adverts could be abandoned as industry leaders call the policy "not even half-baked".  The Mail Online quoted an IEA press release issued last year on the advertisement ban by Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics. Christopher said: "It is an ill-considered policy designed by fanatics who have missold it to ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for Spiked

In an article for Spiked, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has suggested misinformation about vaping products is peddling "needless fear about this life-saving technology" and preventing people from quitting smoking. Although the UK has done much to dispel baseless claims vaping is worse than smoking, the EU has failed to discourage misinformation by ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for The Yorkshire Post

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written an op-ed in The Yorkshire Post arguing that gambling reform must embrace technology to help problem gamblers – not paternalistic measures. The article is based on his latest report: A Safer Bet: Gambling and the risks of over-regulation. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for New Europe

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, has penned an article for New Europe arguing that bad press around e-cigarettes  in the UK and EU is unscientific and preventing smokers from quitting actual cigarettes. Snowdon said the new EU  Tobacco Products Directive "made e-cigarettes less appealing through petty regulation and prevented vape companies ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon writes in the Telegraph

After releasing a new report on gambling regulation, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has penned an article for The Telegraph arguing that paternalistic anti-gambling regulations will not help problem gamblers. Christopher argues technology is the best way to deal with problem. Algorithms can be used to identify ‘markers of harm’, such as chasing ... Continue reading