Unhealthy foods should be taxed the same way tobacco is as part of an effort to battle childhood obesity, Ontario doctors say.

The recommendation is part of an Ontario Medical Association (OMA) campaign launched Tuesday.

The OMA says three-quarters of overweight children will remain so in adulthood, with health effects ranging from diabetes to certain types of cancer and heart disease.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter Archduke Pantsfan)