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Should junk food ads be banned?


Given the weight and subsequent health problems caused by junk food should advertisers be forced to take some responsibility and stop advertising rubbish food, especially to children? Personal responsibility is important but advertising must be persuading at least some people to go down the junk route or companies wouldn't spend millions of dollars on it.

 

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    Ella Quirk 5 years ago

    Trouble is, not all parents are responsible or equipped to deal with the ad onslaught. J-food ads targeted at young children are particularly pernicious. When cigarette ads were banned, in conjunction with a wider education plan, it made a difference