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Christopher Snowdon is the head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. His research focuses on lifestyle freedoms, prohibition and policy-based evidence. He is a regular contributor to the Spectator, Telegraph and Spiked and often appears on TV and radio discussing social and economic issues.
Snowdon’s work encompasses a diverse range of topics including ‘sin taxes’, state funding of charities, happiness economics, ‘public health’ regulation, gambling and the black market. Recent publications include ‘Drinking, Fast and Slow’, ‘The Proof of the Pudding: Denmark’s Fat Tax Fiasco’, ‘A Safer Bet’, and ‘You Had One Job’. He is also the author of ‘Killjoys’ (2017), ‘Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism’ (2015), ‘The Art of Suppression’ (2011), ‘The Spirit Level Delusion’ (2010), ‘Velvet Glove, Iron Fist’ (2009).
In this this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, BrusselsReport.eu editor Pieter Cleppe discusses the Nanny State Index (NSI), which is authored by Snowdon, along with partners across Europe.
This is a league table of the worst places in Europe to eat, drink, smoke and vape. The initiative was launched in March 2016 and has been a media hit right across Europe.
🚨 The 2023 Nanny State Index is out and governments are still meddling with lifestyle choices!
🇹🇷 Turkey tops the list as the most paternalistic European country, ousting Norway.
— EPICENTER – European Policy Information Center (@epicenterEU) May 31, 2023
"There is no link between the amount of money spent on alcohol advertising and the amount of alcohol drunk in society."@cjsnowdon discusses Alcohol Advertising: What does the evidence show? pic.twitter.com/DPbhL4M2VW
— IEA (@iealondon) July 27, 2023
My article about how bald assertions seem to trump evidence when it comes to alcohol advertising. https://t.co/JlYCsfUVP3
— Christopher Snowdon 🇺🇦 (@cjsnowdon) July 27, 2023