Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Croydon Worst for Health

Londoners turn to cigarettes and alcohol in the recession | News: "A postcode map of London shows the situation is worst in Croydon where spending on alcohol and cigarettes has doubled, while consumption of fruit and vegetables is down by almost a fifth. East London has also seen a big increase in spending on 'vices' with a 79 per cent rise in tobacco sales and 115 per cent more going on ready meals.

David Soskin, spokesman for mySupermarket.com said: 'It is a worrying trend. London is making increasingly unhealthy choices, perhaps because there appears to be a misconception that healthy foods are more expensive than convenience snack foods.'"

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