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14 June 2004
John Reid's remarks about smoking are a timely reminder that behavioural change depends upon providing attractive alternatives. Mere enforcement is not enough.
31 May 2004
A "calorie tax" is not coercive; it does not force people into certain choices. Rather, it gives self-interest an opportunity that social and economic pressures might otherwise deny.
1 March 2004
The government wants a national
standard for the availability of medical interventions such as IVF, but it
also wants local people to have a greater say in the provision of services
in their area. This paradox will not resolve itself for so long as national
politics remains the only show in town.
26 May 2003
Hands up anybody who knows what drugs policy in Britain is designed to achieve. In an area of a thousand policy objectives and targets, what's the big picture?
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