Despite legislation being introduced in 2015 no one has yet been handed a fine.
Since October 2015 it is a finable offence to smoke whilst driving in a car with a passenger under the age of 18. But only three police forces have reported incidents of this taking place, and on each occasion no fines have been given. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Fans shown alcohol advertising once every 76 seconds during Euro 2016 games.
Analysis of advertising hoardings during the recent Euro 2016 games featuring England and Wales in France shows that pitch side advertising hoardings showed adverts for alcohol brands 78 times per game on average. …to read the rest of this article click here »
A new report states that the sugar intake for adults and children older than 11 must be lower than 7 teaspoons (or 30g) a day. That’s less than the 39g of sugar found in a can of Coca-Cola. Experts state that added sugar – or free sugar – should not be more than 5% of our daily calorie intake, but most people currently consume over double that. …to read the rest of this article click here »
A new article on the BBC website from Shirley Cramer (chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health) is promoting the use of a simple icon on food packaging to help promote healthier living. She says that a simple icon to show how much running or walking is needed to burn of the calories in the food would help people understand what affect the food is having on them. …to read the rest of this article click here »
There’s a week left of National Smile Month 2016, the UK’s largest and longest running campaign to promote good oral health. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Experts say the number of people dying early because of heart disease could go up by another third within the next decade. …to read the rest of this article click here »
UK doctors have come out in support of E-cigs, stating there is resounding evidence of them being safer than normal cigarettes and that they can be a real aid to people attempting to quit. …to read the rest of this article click here »
This year’s World No Tobacco asks everyone to get ready for plain packaging!
On 31st May 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) is this year focussing its annual World No tobacco Day on plain or standardised packaging with the hope of bringing it in worldwide. …to read the rest of this article click here »
This May why not pledge to fit just 20 minutes of walking into your day?
Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is promoting its annual National Walking Month with a drive to get you walking just 20 minutes a day. With their call for you to #TRY20 they are hoping to “create a walking nation where people of all generations enjoy the benefits that this simple act brings”
For more on National Walking Month click here.
Today is World Health Day and the focus for 2016 is beating Diabetes. In 2013 368 million people worldwide had Diabetes, in 2012 it was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths. The epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries around the world and something needs to be done. …to read the rest of this article click here »