Lifestyle Economics

A Pipe Dream Bound to Fail


In the Media

Julian Jessop quoted in CityAM

Energy and Environment

Matthew Lesh quoted in The Telegraph

Housing and Planning

Christopher Snowdon quoted in DailyMail and WiredGov

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in DailyMail responding to New Zealand’s U-turn on its smoking ban policy.

Christopher said:

“The eccentric idea of a generational smoking ban is doomed to failure. It is an unworkable pipe dream that will only enrich tobacco smugglers and erode respect for the law while doing little to reduce smoking.

“The Kiwi U-turn comes just weeks after the Malaysian government abandoned a similar policy because age discrimination is unconstitutional. Prime Minster Rishi Sunak now stands alone in the world, carrying the torch of a policy dreamt up by Jacinda Ardern at the fag end of a Labour government on the other side of the world.”

Read the full article here

Christopher was also quoted in WiredGov

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