Bringing in cake to office is just as bad as second-hand smoke, experts warn

A health expert revealed bringing a cake into work isn't as good as you think.

Susan Jebb, professor and chairwoman of the Food Standards Agency, is a lecturer at Oxford University.

She usually teaches students on food and diet.

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But now while it's a treat when people bring in snacks to the office, it's not a great think in the long run.

She told Daily Mail: "If nobody brought in cakes into the office, I would not eat cakes in the day – but because people do bring cakes in, I eat them.

"Now, okay, I have made a choice, but people were making a choice to go into a smoky pub."

She added: "With smoking, after a very long time, we have got to a place where we understand that individuals have to make some effort but that we can make their efforts more successful by having a supportive environment."

Susan claimed second-hand smoke could harm others in the same way "food" can.

So you might want to rethink the next time you bring in a snack into the office.

The professor also criticised the UK government's decision to delay the ban of multibuy deal adverts for junk food.

She explained: "That's not fair. At the moment we allow advertising for commercial gain with no health controls on it whatsoever and we've ended up with a complete market failure because what you get advertised is chocolate and not cauliflower."

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It comes as former Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided to delay the ban and potentially scrap the policy altogether after a ministerial meeting addressed the cost of living crisis, reports The Guardian.

In the wake of his decision, former Health Minister Lord James Bethell said failing to axe multibuy ads would "blow a hole" in the UK obesity strategy.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today program: "I am concerned that it will blow a hole in the obesity strategy. That has a massive follow-on effect on all of our health targets.

"More people are getting cancer due to obesity-related effects. So the cancer 10-year plan, the extra five years of longevity and many more of our health targets are damaged by this."

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