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Consumer goods regulation: A ‘slippery slope’?

This article is part of our special report Regulating consumers?.

In an attempt to address public health concerns, policymakers have pushed for increased regulation on food, soft drinks and alcohol products.

Restrictions ranging from taxation to strict labelling and packaging rules have been imposed across Europe.

Some are now beginning to fear a “slippery slope” where tobacco-style regulations and restrictions are applied to other consumer products in the name of public health objectives.

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