Lifestyle Economics

Public health campaigners “out of touch” as they bid to limit wine glass size

Christopher Snowdon quoted in the Daily Telegraph

Public health campaigners have proposed limiting the size of wine glasses in restaurants in a bid to limit binge drinking, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to the report saying “the idea that wine consumed in restaurants has any significant impact on the number of alcohol-related deaths is just daft. Most people only visit restaurants occasionally and most alcohol is consumed in the home.”

He added that “it is a sign of how out of touch public health campaigners have become that they think the size of wine glasses is a pressing issue that requires government action.”

Read the full piece here.