The Doug Sellman’s of this world, along with all the other troughers in the health sector want to start taxing sugar, fat and everything else that people eat and consume in a bid to reduce obesity.
They like to compare normal everyday food products with tobacco…and want to use all the same tactics as used against tobacco, including increased excise taxes, labelling regimes and bans on advertising.
The one problem they ahve with their claims is that tobacco taxes are only paid by the smoker, the one most affected.
Their plans go much further and want to tax everyone including the bloke with the body like a half sucked throatie.
No one it seems is willing to embark on taxing fat bastards.
Couch potato lifestyles have left the UK with one of the lowest levels of activity in the western world, and without change, the welfare state could collapse, health officials have warned.
A landmark report by Public Health England (PHE) says lack of exercise is as dangerous as smoking – directly contributing to one in six deaths.
Officials warned that the UK population is now 20 per cent less active than it was in the 1960s, with half of women and one third of men damaging their health through lack of physical activity.
Almost two thirds of the UK population do not do enough exercise, the report warns â€“ while in Germany and France, the figure is less than one in three.
Officials say that without major changes in the way people live their lives, the welfare state in Britain could collapse under the burden of self-inflicted diseases, which are fuelled by obesity, alcohol and smoking.