Thursday, May 21, 2009

Treat Obese Like Smokers, Says Aussie WHO Expert

An Australian obesity expert who heads a World Health Organization center on obesity has advised his country to take up a hardline campaign against like those used against cigarettes and drink driving.

Deakin University’s Professor Boyd Swinburn says such tactics would include advertising bans, taxes on unhealthy products and junk food-free zones. Swinburn is the Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.


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