Lifestyle Economics

London’s Advert Ban Goes Nationwide

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Evening Standard

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The London Evening Standard after a shadow health minister suggested that the Labour Party could extend Transport for London’s ‘junk food’ advertising ban to the whole country.

The article said;

“An academic study, published in 2022, claimed 100,000 obesity cases had been prevented due to London’s junk food advertising ban.

“But critics questioned the findings, with the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank branding it ‘one of the worst pieces of junk science’ ever seen.”

Read the full article here.

Read Christopher’s full response to the study here.