BRITISH PUBLIC URGED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR HEALTH
Tony Blair has urged the British public to take more responsibility for their own health in an effort to relieve the pressure on the National Health Service. With more and more British children suffering from obesity and diabetes, Mr Blair vowed to bring in mandatory rules to ban the advertising of junk food. Mr Blair believes that healthcare shouldn’t just be about treating the sick but encouraging people to live healthier lives as well. It reminds me of the expression, “You can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Mr Blair can bring in as many rules as he likes, if the public want to eat junk food, they will eat it. I personally believe that banning the advertising of junk food won’t make a jot of difference.