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By Christopher Snowdon

Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law to discourage them.…

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By Christopher Snowdon; Mark Tovey

This discussion paper provides the first estimate of the net effect of smoking on UK taxpayers per annum. Up until…

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By Christopher Snowdon

The EPICENTER Nanny State Index is the only comprehensive league table of lifestyle regulations. The latest data suggest that the…

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By Christopher Snowdon

Contrary to the claims of some health campaigners, it is cheaper to buy healthy and nutritious food than it is…

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By Christopher Snowdon

The UK’s system of alcohol duty is both excessive and irrational. Duty collected on alcohol exceeds the costs incurred to…

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