Lifestyle Economics

WHO effort to ‘demonise’ alcohol goes into overdrive


Housing and Planning

Kristian Niemietz referenced in Investors' Chronicle

In the Media

Prof. Len Shackleton writes for CapX

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Mail responding to a WHO paper claiming that even low and moderate alcohol consumption may be unsafe.

Christopher said:

“In its efforts to demonise alcohol, the WHO speculates there to be “no safe level” of drinking for a few forms of cancer.”

“It admits that there is insufficient evidence to support this.

“There is, however, a huge amount of evidence built up over decades showing that moderate drinking significantly reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia.”

“On average, moderate drinkers live longer than teetotallers, so if moderate drinking is risky enough to worry about, the risks of not drinking at all must be terrifying.”

The full article can be read here.