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CNN: London to ban junk-food advertising on public transportation

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that junk food advertising will be banned on the city’s entire public transportation network from February, as part of a plan to tackle childhood obesity.

Khan described the crisis of childhood obesity as a “ticking timebomb.”
“It’s clear that advertising plays a huge part in the choices we make, whether we realize it or not, and Londoners have shown overwhelming support for a ban on adverts for junk food and drink on our transport network,” he said in a statement.

 

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By MATTHEW ROBINSON

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