Christopher Snowdon writes for City AM

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, has written an article for City AM on a recent study claiming that "90 per cent of all “sin taxes” on tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks in the US are paid by just 20 per cent of households. Eighty per cent of the taxes are paid ... Continue reading
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Christopher Snowdon writes for the Express

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA, has commented on the government's Health and Care Bill, which MPs will vote on today. The Bill, which targets the sale of junk food, will, as Chris highlights, "impose some of the most draconian restrictions on the sale and marketing of food anywhere in the world." ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Mail

The World Health Organisation has announced a new 'global action plan' which wants  governments to reduce drinking per capita by 20 per cent by 2030. Reacting to the story, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, told the Daily Mail: "I think they are playing a long game here. The target cannot be enforced and ... Continue reading

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