Majority support for government interference in health issues

14th May 2015, Comments 0 comments

Most do not think the state should pay for help for smokers and the overweight, according to research by the national statistics office CBS.

While most people say warnings about the dangers of smoking and obesity are a government task, they do not think the state should pay for help for smokers and the overweight, according to research by the national statistics office CBS.

Almost 70 percent think the government should promote good health but 64 percent say the state should not pay for weight reduction programmes and 60% oppose the introduction of a tax on fatty food. Women are more likely to support healthy eating education than men. Some 80 percent support the government’s efforts to warn about the risks of smoking and 60 percent support the introduction of higher taxes on tobacco. But again, 64 percent do not think the state should pay for anti-smoking treatments. 

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