Lifestyle Economics

Minimum alcohol pricing remains ineffective


In the Media

Julian Jessop quoted in The Daily Mail

In the Media

IEA research quoted in The Scottish Daily Express

Research published by the IEA has been quoted in a Scottish Daily Express article on the impact of minimum alcohol pricing. The article highlights the ineffectiveness of minimum pricing in tackling drug deaths and the disproportionate burdens it creates for people on low incomes.

The article references The Hangover: The cost of minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland by John C. Duffy, Christopher Snowdon, and Mark Tovey:

“An Institute of Economic Affairs study last year found: ‘Although alcohol consumption has fallen slightly in Scotland, we find no evidence that this has led to an improvement in health outcomes.'”

Read the full article here.

You can read a copy of The Hangover here.