In a bid to tackle increasing obesity and to reduce the high number of smokers, Chile's government launched a health program on Tuesday (22 November) to increase awareness of the dangers of a poor diet, an inactive lifestyle and smoking. Health minister Michelle Bachelet explained that 23% of women aged 25 to 64 are obese, as are 6% of men in the same age category. She added that 35% of the nation's women and 47% of its men smoke.