Media Coverage for BMJ paper - How Andrew Lansley and the coalition government derailed the UK’s successful salt reduction strategy

29th April 2015

National Newspapers:
Daily Mail - Ministers' shame on killer salt, pages 1 & 4
Daily Telegraph - Coalition 'forced backward step' on high salt diet, page 2
Guardian - Coalition of salt reduction drive cost lives, say experts, page 6
'i' - Plan to cut salt was 'wrecked by coalition', page 5
Independent - Salt Shaker, page 2
The Times - Food industry's failure to reduce salt is costing thousands of lives, page 6

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Bakery & Snacks - Government derailed salt reduction leading to 6000 deaths
Food Navigator - Government derailed salt reduction leading to 6000 deaths
Grocer - Salt: Lack of action causing thousands of deaths, claims BMJ report
Guardian - Coalition 'derailed programme to save lives by reducing salt in food'
Independent - Government derailing of salt reduction programme 'put people at greater risk of heart disease and strokes,' says leading expert
ITV - Coalition 'derailed life-saving salt reduction plan'
MailOnline - Ministers' shame on killer salt: Government sabotage of drive to cut intake has cost 6,000 lives, say doctors
MailOnline (Press Association) - Salt step back 'due to Government'
Medical Xpress - UK coalition government derailed efforts to reduce salt in food
Mirror - Tories allowed up to 4,000 early deaths by 'derailing' junk food curbs, says major report
Politics Home - Health experts: Failure to set salt target 'may have cost 6,000 lives'
Techie News - Expert: UK coalition gov responsible for derailing salt reduction programme
The Telegraph - Coalition salt policy 'a backward step'
The Times - Decision to scrap salt target ‘costs 6,000 lives a year’
Western Morning News - Public health nutrition taken major step backwards under coalition, claim experts