Tobacco model could reduce junk food addiction, experts say

06/30/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

To get people to really change their eating habits, the U.S. needs the same type of education and regulatory campaign it uses to discourage smoking, according to public health experts. Messages to reduce consumption of salt and fat and eat more fruits and vegetables have been the same since 1980, when the obesity rate was far lower, but using a tobacco regulation model could more effectively reduce the addiction to junk food in the U.S.

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