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DIABETES sufferers have hit out at the latest proposals to ban people from eating and drinking on public transport as a caller on the Jeremy Vine show said people should have the choice on whether to eat or not.

PUBLISHED: 19:44, Thu, Oct 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:51, Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Rebecca from West Yorkshire said it’s a personal choice whether the public should eat on public transport. It comes as a top medical chief said people should be banned from eating on trains to fight Britain’s obesity crisis. Prof Dame Sally Davies recommended a range of measures to combat child obesity – including banning fast food adverts and reducing portion sizes.

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Speaking on Jeremy Vine, Rebecca said: “I think it should be down to our personal choice, our personal freedom.

“For a lot of people that’s their only chance to get breakfast in the morning while they’re commuting.

“We all have such busy lives, I don’t see how much difference a coffee and a croissant is going to make.”

Mr Vine asked: “Are we heading towards a serious fat-shaming thing here?”

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Rebecca added: “I think also advertisers should take more responsibility rather than the consumers.

“There are a lot of other factors. People not eating on

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