Views hardened when we asked respondents of our National Health Report to consider whether NHS services should be available to people making, what are generally considered to be, unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking, excessive drinking, eating excessively or taking recreational drugs.
The number of respondents who believed people making these kinds of lifestyle choices shouldn’t be treated on the NHS hovered between 51% and 53% in every case.
Interestingly injuries sustained from taking part in extreme or dangerous sports, or injuries from regular running on a tarmac were excused with 61% and 55% of respondents believing these qualified for NHS treatment.
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