alcohol guidelines

The new drinking guidelines are based on massaged evidence

When the Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, lowered the drinking guidelines for men last year, she cited a report from the Sheffield…

Half of middle-aged men ‘problem drinkers’? This is a new era of hysteria

Middle-aged men are at mortal risk from the demon drink and don’t even know it, according to a recent press…

No wonder Britain’s alcohol guidelines are so extreme – just look at who drafted them

I’ve been reading the minutes of the meetings held by the committee that reviewed the alcohol guidelines recently. You may…

Spectator debate: Can we trust health advice?

It was a close fight. Both sides at Tuesday night’s debate at IET London seemed to accept that trust in…

The great alcohol cover-up: how public health hid the truth about drinking

The text below is the basis of a talk given by Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute…

Simon Jenkins is wrong about France and booze: its state is just as much a nanny as ours is

In a piece for the Guardian the journalist Simon Jenkins has argued that the state should leave people alone regarding…