Public calls for more direct government action to fight health issues

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 20 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4594
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    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 …

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