Public calls for more direct government action to fight health issuesBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4594 (Published 20 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4594
- Adrian O’Dowd
The public wants more decisive action from the government on public health, says a survey.
In contrast to the coalition government’s preference for less interference, a survey of almost 1500 adults across Britain has showed that the UK public are in favour of the nanny state.
A survey carried out by YouGov for the Faculty of Public Health, a body representing public health specialists, showed the public would like to see the government ban smoking in cars if there are children in them, make two hours a week of sport compulsory in schools, and introduce …