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Smokers and morbidly obese people in Devon will be denied routine surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight.
Patients with a BMI of 35 or above will have to shed 5% of their weight - while smokers will have to quit eight weeks before surgery.
The NHS in Devon says the cuts are needed to help meet waiting list targets.
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Figures out today show that one district in our region - Sedgemoor in Somerset - is one of the five worst places for obesity in the country.
Overall, 6 out of 10 of us are overweight or obese - with accompanying health problems.
Many men find it difficult to admit they have a problem but it's hoped that the launch of the South West's first men only weight loss group in Bristol will help.
We spoke to some of those attending the session.
Sedgemoor in Somerset is one of the five worst areas for obesity in England, with just under three quarters of people overweight or obese. That's according to a survey by Public Health England.
The British Heart Foundation says too many people weigh too much and this should prompt local authorities to take action. It's hoped the figures will help them monitor their progress in tackling the problem.