Health management is a personal choice, just look at the backlash over Bloomberg banning super-sized drinks in New York City. It's no secret that fast food and tobacco are bad for you, the government isn't hiding that. Some places (like NYC) actually do have laws that require restaurants to list the calorie amounts for their food--and people still buy those 1,000+ calorie burgers instead of healthier alternatives. The potential health risks that they face for those decisions are their own fault, not the government's. Obama can't put a salad in front of a person and make him/her eat it. You can't expect the government to fix every problem, sometimes individuals have to accept responsibility for themselves.
Also, Michelle Obama does have her "Let's Move" campaign. It might be aimed at children, but adults can learn from it too, so it's not like there's no attempt to make Americans healthier.
Because it's one thing to kill yourself but it's another thing to kill others. The same as if an adult wants to smoke cigarettes no one is going to say anything but if an adult gives their kid cigarettes CPS is going to be called.
I am on the fence with man why of these things. I equate this with the seatbelt or helmet law. Freedom versus common sense and regulation. I believe in both maybe. I do think that it is ridiculous that a company can sell poisons to people but I also believe in free capitalism. Maybe one day I will have a more concrete opinion but I do think that many things in food should be banned and tobacco companies should be more honest about what is truly in cigarettes. I quit 8 months ago and very happy for it except for the 25 extra lbs. 5 stars sir 5 stars