This Saturday March 7th 8-9 PM on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland we consider ‘Who is responsible for our health?’ In the past few decades we have seen more and more moves towards regulation aimed at helping us to be healthier. The Mayor of New York’s attempt to limit the size of sugary drinks was finally shot down but was he right to try to stem the tide of obesity by helping people when they don’t seem able to help themselves? Or was he interfering with people’s rights to choose what is best for them? Legislation banning smoking in public areas has successfully reduced second-hand smoke linked to many health problems. A triumph for health or another nail in the coffin of personal choice? Should the government’s role in health be limited to education rather than also encompassing regulation? Or is health not the government’s business at all? And what about producers of unhealthy products? Should they be regulated or is it up to us to just say No? What do you think? Who is responsible for our health? I get the views of people in the local area for our Out and About feature. Join us on Saturday 8-9 PM!
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