Allow me to translate from this 'Guardianese': 'Companies sell stuff people want to buy.'
The figures prompted a coalition of health, medical and children’s organisations to demand an urgent crackdown on “the irresponsible behaviour of health-harming industries”.The NuPuritans in full cry, once more. Christmas must be nearly here!
The manufacturers were making vast profits by bombarding consumers with marketing and deliberately obstructing efforts by the government to restrict their activities, such as seeking to discredit scientific evidence of harm.
You can only 'discredit science' with proof. If your proof is better than theirs, we'd listen. That's how science works.
The report was drawn up by health organisations and the economics consultancy Landman Economics. It is the first to estimate exactly how much money people in Britain are spending on “risky consumption” of products that evidence shows are, or can be, bad for human health.
Which 'health organisations', exactly?
The research was undertaken by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) and Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) in conjunction with Landman Economics.
Ah. The usual suspects, indeed...