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State 'should give firm framework' on obesity

Firms such as Mars, Cadbury and Coca-Cola will now take on a bigger role in funding campaigns aimed at tackling soaring obesity rates after Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced the £75 million 'The Change4Life' advertising campaign launched by the previous government would be scrapped. Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University, London, comments on the plans.

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