Lifestyle Economics

More alcohol advertising does not mean more drinking


In the Media

IEA Research quoted by The Times

In the Media

IEA research quoted in The Herald

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written for The Critic explaining how bans on alcohol advertisement will not lead to any public health benefits. 

Christopher wrote:

In short, a large number of economic studies have found no correlation between expenditure on alcohol advertising and per capita consumption of alcohol. 

“Only a few researchers have looked at alcohol advertising bans, but most of them have found that they make no difference to how much people drink.

“The flimsy findings from the public health literature clearly meet none of Hill’s criteria for causality and are at odds with the evidence from other disciplines, notably economics. That hasn’t stopped the ridiculous claim of causality being repeated by pressure groups.”

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