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quinta-feira, 11 de maio de 2017

Finland, UK and Ireland singled out in 2017 ‘Nanny State Index’

No Smoking sign. Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik.
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Now in its second edition, the Nanny State Index 2017, published on Wednesday (10 May), offers “a league table of the worst places in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape.”

“The most heavy-handed countries – Finland, the UK and Ireland – all have very high taxes on alcohol and tobacco, as well as severe smoking bans,” the 2017 edition says.

At the other end of the table, the index lists the Czech Republic and Germany as places where taxes on alcohol and tobacco are “modest” and where governments “do not try to control their citizens’ diets, and treat vapers and smokers with respect”.

The index is produced by Epicenter, a group of six European think tanks promoting free-market policies.
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