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Posted on March 19, 2015
Achieving the ‘highest attainable standard’ of health, as laid down in article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, requires the Irish state to make political decisions and introduce health policies which provides the conditions for healthy lives.
The chronic diseases which kill most people in Ireland – cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory and diabetes – share four risk factors, tobacco, alcohol, poor diet and lack of physical activity. So the conditions for healthy lives require Government to tackle these risk factors head on.