Tuesday 6 December 2016

Leo Varadkar: We can't make you fit, but we can help you make better choices

Leo Varadkar

Published 07/10/2015 | 02:30

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar
Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar

The Government can't make you fit or healthy. The freedom to live our own lives and make our own choices is a fundamental human right.

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But the Government does have a responsibility to look after its citizens, promote their well-being, and protect them from adverse influences.

Our laws and policies can create the environment in which more people can make the right choices for their personal heath. And today we are publishing the results of a fascinating Healthy Ireland survey of the nation's health.

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