so some nhs areas are refusing to treat fat people or smokers? well i hope the government are prepared to give rebates on national insurance contributions, and maybe a compensation payout for the smokers who have lined the coffers of the tax departmentfor many years.........what next? car accident victims cos it was their fault ? as far as i am aware being fat or smoking is not a crime? drug users(an illegal activity) seem to get treatment at the drop of a hat!