Junk food, alcohol advertising should be targeted like smoking

The AMA says it should be easier for Australians to make healthy choices about their lives.

"There has been significant progress on the part of governments in tackling smoking rates but gaps remain regarding excess weight and excess alcohol use," the AMA stated in its federal budget submission released on Tuesday.

"Excessive alcohol use, excess weight and smoking continue to put Australians at high risk of serious diseases and these behaviours reduce people's life expectancy by five years on average."

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