BMA meeting: doctors vote to stop sale of children’s play areas and to cut salt in foodBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4415 (Published 27 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4415
- Edward Davies
A limit on salt in common food items and the addition of folic acid to flour were among a raft of public health measures voted through at the British Medical Association’s annual representative meeting.
In a wide ranging debate delegates also passed motions against the sale of children’s play areas for development and called on the government for a “Tobin tax”—a 0.05% tax on the banking sector to raise money for public services.
However, more controversial motions supporting a fat tax and banning alcohol sales at garage forecourts were defeated.
In a long debate on tackling obesity Louisa Harding of the Junior Doctors Committee told delegates that the …