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Health Hell in a handcart

I hate to say I told you so…

Remember the various chats we had about the smoking ban, and my worries that it would encourage even more daft ideas? Here’s the latest one.

A GOVERNMENT adviser has called for junk food to be banned in public places to tackle Scotland’s obesity epidemic.

Professor Annie Anderson, director of the Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research at Dundee University, says eating junk food in public should be stigmatised in the same was as smoking.

Thing is, it’s difficult to argue with some of her ideas – not from a health point of view, but because some of the things she’s against are really annoying. Who wants to stand up for people who eat minging kebabs on buses, or who stink out cinemas with their super-sized buckets of mechanically recovered meat? Not me…