Is obesity really a true epidemic?

Human tech pollution. I don't believe it is an epidemic.An epidemic to me means that there could be a contagious component.While obesity is at extreme levels and on the rise;it's the result of new technologies:overabundance of food, ease of consuming food and lack of physical activity due to advances of sedentary occupations.All of these monumental changes in our environment happened too quickly for mankind to adapt.
Yes. If we took all of the obese individuals in the us and put them together they would make up the 12th largest state in the us. Obesity is costs more to our health care system than smoking.