Lifestyle Economics

Bhutan’s warning about the failure of tobacco bans


In the Media

Julian Jessop quoted in The i

In the Media

IEA research featured in Business Live

IEA research quoted in ConservativeHome

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon’s paper Prohibition 2.0: Critiquing the Generational Tobacco Ban has been quoted in ConservativeHome highlighting the failure of Bhutan’s tobacco ban in a warning that Britain’s proposed generational prohibition is likely to fail.

Christopher said:

Fifteen years after the ban took effect, 22 per cent of Bhutanese 13–15-year-olds were tobacco users, and 17 per cent were smokers. Among this age group, the World Health Organization reports that ‘prevalence of current cigarette smoking increased continuously from 2009 to 2019′.”

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Read Prohibition 2.0: Critiquing the Generational Tobacco Ban here.