According to reports, obesity has taken over from tobacco as the biggest killer of people in New Zealand. I also saw an item the other day that Kiwi kids are now the fattest in the world, though I don't have a link to it handy.
Whenever I go into town, I have to run a gauntlet of junk food palaces lining both sides of the street. For a country with the wonderful fresh food resources New Zealand has, the food choices here are depressingly awful.
It is well-known that when you quit smoking, you eat more. I have to wonder if the government's fervency in taxing tobacco out of existence has not invoked the law of unintended consequences by simply transferring premature mortality from one cause to another.