Chris Snowdon is quoted in the Daily Mail
Fatty and sugary food should be sold in plain paper wrappers to stop people overeating, a leading scientist said yesterday.
Cigarettes can only be sold in plain packaging without branding, under laws that come into full effect this year.
But with obesity a rising health problem, foods such as chocolate and crisps should be given same treatment, it has been suggested.
Criticising the idea, Christopher Snowdon, head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said:
“This is the slippery slope in action. It was inevitable that there would be demands for food and alcohol to be put in plain packaging once the government capitulated to the nanny statists on tobacco.Sensible people warned that this would happen. We were ignored, but we are being proved right.’
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