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Over the next six months in Wales all vending machines in hospitals containing unhealthy foods (Chocolate, Crisps, Fizzy Drinks, etc) are to be removed.

Apparently we need to be helped in avoiding unhealth foods !!!!

Where will this nanny state end !!!!

I'm sorry, but if I want a Mars bar and a can of coke, then I'll eat a bloomin Mars bar and a can of coke !
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the Nanny state will never end its gone too far, Great Britain would have been better off not fighting the second world war as the Nazis in power are just as bad as the Nazis we fought.

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Hey, I know you! You're that first apple I didn't want!
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the Nanny state will never end its gone too far, Great Britain would have been better off not fighting the second world war as the Nazis in power are just as bad as the Nazis we fought.


I'm guessing 'New Labour' didn't get your vote then Ray




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whats their catchphrase ? New Labour, Old Fraudsters, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he was robbing people.
 
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Where will this nanny state end !!!!

I'll eat a bloomin Mars bar and a can of coke !
k - but you'll probably cut your mouth on the can.
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Will they be replaced with something? If the government was serious about this, they'd at least put in vending machines that offered juices and mineral water and some healthier food options.
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You will have to think, say, eat, drink and do as you're told, personal freedom is no longer allowed.
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Will they be replaced with something? If the government was serious about this, they'd at least put in vending machines that offered juices and mineral water and some healthier food options.
Health vending machines are allowed !!!
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Will they be replaced with something? If the government was serious about this, they'd at least put in vending machines that offered juices and mineral water and some healthier food options.
Precisely! Why throw out the baby with the bath-water?

I can understand that they need to get rid of certain machines as they are actually provided by the product suppliers, but why not approach healthier option providers? Indeed why don't they offer franchisers the option to bid for space when they build hospitals to provide for refreshment lounges where visitors and staff can relax. Remember some visitors may have travelled a 100 miles to see a loved one and be in need of light refreshment. In fact they should insist on at least two to provide competetition.
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You will have to think, say, eat, drink and do as you're told, personal freedom is no longer allowed.
I can see where you're coming from but there are some who would use that argument to have fag machines in hospitals...

Jeez, is there no worse sight than seeing half a dozen geezers standing at the front door of a hospital with drips hanging out there arms puffing away like billy-oh and chucking there fag ends on the ground.

Only in Britain does that not sound outrageous to some.....
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I can see where you're coming from but there are some who would use that argument to have fag machines in hospitals...

Jeez, is there no worse sight than seeing half a dozen geezers standing at the front door of a hospital with drips hanging out there arms puffing away like billy-oh and chucking there fag ends on the ground.

Only in Britain does that not sound outrageous to some.....
Yeah, just a general gripe that I added to the Thread. I just wish that " the powers that be " would treat us as adults and not wayward children, although in some cases that may be appropriate !
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The machines selling [email protected] were taken out of school ages ago and replaced by machines selling "healthy" [email protected] that hardly anybody bought. About time too really - had too much effect on kids leaving lessons, turning up late, litter...

Now we only have machines that sell bottled water at about £1 for maybe 250ml. The kids will actually buy the stuff rather than go and use the taps.
 
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Jeez, is there no worse sight than seeing half a dozen geezers standing at the front door of a hospital with drips hanging out there arms puffing away like billy-oh and chucking there fag ends on the ground.
Yep, saw this outside Christies a few times - a Cancer hospital for Christs sake. Some people are beyond help
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It's happened here already, our schools have healthy food in the machines now. No more pop and candy bars, of course the parents still buy them and put them in their lunches . Our cafeterias also are supposed to be healthy too. I believe hospitals are following suit.
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Yep, saw this outside Christies a few times - a Cancer hospital for Christs sake. Some people are beyond help
If you're already dying of cancer, why bother to go through the hassle and sometimes pain of quitting, your dead anyhow.
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Will they be replaced with something? If the government was serious about this, they'd at least put in vending machines that offered juices and mineral water and some healthier food options.
Hospitals/schools/airports etc treat vending machines as a revenue stream. Suppliers of branded goods (soft drinks/confec/snacks) will pay to have their products available therefore zero capex cost to the site. The financials can work on an unbranded machine offering healthy options assuming you can persuade people to buy the product (ensure no alternatives within easy walking/driving distance). Even then given the price inelasticity of these products the machine cost is not covered meaning that the site has to find significant capex.

Theory of healthy offering is great but most pay lip-service to it as it's not what the customer wants - prime example is McD's doomed foray into salads in the UK.
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Will they be replaced with something? If the government was serious about this, they'd at least put in vending machines that offered juices and mineral water and some healthier food options.
BigFoot....you are sooooo last week ( )....mineral water is not ozone friendly anymore, its being taken out of the house of commons .........afraid to say it will be stagnant pond water for the masses from now on, or tap water if your brave enough.

 
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rumour has it the goverment is also banning the CHUNKY KITKAT .... due to it being too Unhealthy..

so that'll be 2 normal KitKats then please...??

how does that work ? - think the goverments going to have to think a bit harder than that!!!!
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I bet the Mediclean teams will be well chuffed. Less rubbish in the bins to be emptied? Now, about that C Diff, and MRSA that's bombing about? Ooops!
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rumour has it the goverment is also banning the CHUNKY KITKAT .... due to it being too Unhealthy..

so that'll be 2 normal KitKats then please...??

how does that work ? - think the goverments going to have to think a bit harder than that!!!!
Interesting rumour but (un)fortunately just that. Spoken by someone who knows more about Kit Kats than our esteemed government ecer will
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Ah, the topic reminded me of Homer fretting because the vending machine was out of candy bars..
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Well, we have vending machines here in Tokyo that will give make you hot noodles, curry & rice and other stuff

All hospitals I have been to also have full blown cafeterias, so people do have choices (which I agree with Will, offer competition and ultimately a better product for people).
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