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Support for ban on junk food adverts before watershed

By Jane Kirby

Published 08/02/2016

Three-quarters of adults support a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new poll
Three-quarters of adults support a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new poll

Three-quarters of adults support a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new poll.

The survey of more than 1,700 people, for Cancer Research UK, found 74% would back a ban while 55% also want a tax on sugary drinks.

Almost seven out of 10 (69%) said there should be cuts to junk food advertising online, while 66% want cuts to price promotions on junk food, such as buy-one-get-one-free deals.

Meanwhile, 82% of those polled said they thought childhood obesity was a problem.

A poll for Diabetes UK last week found 75% of adults want food firms to cut saturated fat, salt and added sugar in products.

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