Lifestyle Economics

SNP policies severely misaligned with evidence


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In the Media

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

In the Media

Cento Veljanovski writes for CapX

IEA research quoted in The Herald

IEA publication, Alcohol Advertising: What does the evidence show? has been quoted by The Herald in their piece discussing the lack of evidence supporting SNP’s anti-alcohol policies.

The Herald wrote:

The Institute for Economic Affairs has just said there is no robust evidence in favour of a ban on alcohol advertising and yet it may happen. Public Health Scotland says minimum pricing has a limited impact on the most harmful drinkers and yet it may be extended.

“We also learned this week that there has been a drop in problem drinkers accessing alcohol treatment services. What exactly is it that the government is trying to do here?”

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