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2.6.0 Healthy Lives, Healthy people (2010)

Chew Valley Lake © Diana Jarvis/Greentraveller

This White Paper outlines a radical shift in the way public health challenges are tackled. Britain is now the most obese nation in Europe and there are rising levels of harm from alcohol. Smoking alone claims over 80,000 lives every year. Experts estimate that tackling poor mental health could reduce our overall disease burden by nearly a quarter. Health inequalities between rich and poor have been getting progressively worse. Government is looking to other partners to promote healthy living, to incentivise people to be more active.

See Recreation, Access and Tourism Objective R4 and Participation Objective P4