Are you one that smokes? Or would you consider yourself an overeater?
The experts are having a discussion on how to approach your behaviour again.
The discussion, according to this article below from the Vancouver Province, is asking an interesting question. http://www.theprovince.com/health/Should+smokers+overeaters+penalized+experts/7882867/story.html
The question that the article is asking is this. Quoted from the article,
“Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die prematurely from their unhealthy habits?”
Some have pointed to the high cost on the health care system. Others have pointed out that calorie and tobacco measures have been a burden on poor people.
What do you think? Is there anything that can be done? Or is it a personal responsibility issue?