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Obese patients and smokers face six month ban on NHS surgery

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Obese patients and smokers face six month ban on NHS surgery

The Telegraph - By Laura Donnelly

Obese patients and smokers will be denied surgery under cost-cutting NHS rationing plans, amid warnings from senior surgeons that the move will prompt a public outcry. NHS leaders in north Yorkshire say patients who weigh too much or smoke will be told they have to go on a diet or quit smoking for …

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