|Nearly 500,000 are out of work due to an unhealthy lifestyle |
A new report reveals that nearly 460,000 people in the UK are unemployed due to the consequences of health-harming products, resulting in a loss of £31.1bn from the economy. The report, commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), the Obesity Health Alliance, and the Health Alliance (AHA), highlights the impact of smoking, alcohol, and obesity on employment and the economy. The analysis shows that 289,000 people are not working due to poor health caused by smoking, while 99,000 are unemployed as a result of illness caused by alcohol, and 70,000 are unemployed because of weight-related health conditions. The report calls for regulation to protect public health and reduce the consumption of harmful products.