Big Brother Knows Best

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Britons just aren't making the right choices when it comes to their health, and the ruling Labor Party wants to change that. The party unveiled a list of policy proposals aimed at reducing those bad choices. The white paper calls for banning smoking in all restaurants and workplaces and most pubs. It would create publicly funded coaches to help people get fit and a government hotline for people to call with questions regarding diet, exercise and sex. It also calls for curbs on the use of infant formula in order to "encourage" mothers to breast feed. Health Secretary John Reid says the new laws will reduce obesity and sexual disease.

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