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Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:30 PM

UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/jun/23/uk-to-ban-junk-food-advertising-online-and-before-9pm-on-tv-from-2023

The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK’s growing obesity crisis.

The new measures, which will be some of the toughest marketing restrictions in the world, will heavily impact the more than £600m spent by brands on all food advertising online and on TV annually.

The 9pm pre-watershed ban on advertising TV products deemed to be high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) could cost TV broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky more than £200m a year in revenue.

The online ad ban would affect all paid-for forms of digital marketing, from ads on Facebook to paid-search results on Google, text message promotions, and paid activity on sites such as Instagram and Twitter. It is estimated that more than £400m is spent on advertising food products online in the UK annually.

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Reply UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023 (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jun 2021 OP
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #1
bahboo Jun 2021 #3
Raine Jun 2021 #4
BlueStater Jun 2021 #2
Karma13612 Jun 2021 #6
lindysalsagal Jun 2021 #5

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:13 PM

1. Wow!

That is absolutely fantastic!

‘Course, here in Amurrica, fat chance that will ever happen!!!!!!

And yes, I DID use the word FAT for a reason.

Same reason we will never get rid of Pharma advertising. Can you imagine the loss of ad revenue if Pharma no longer was allowed to advertise on TV?? The price of drugs could be cut in half, but then who fills the ad spots?? The broadcasters here in the US will make sure it never happens.


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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:39 PM

3. Pharma advertising drives me insane....

maybe there's a drug for that....

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:53 PM

4. I don't mind the snack ads but big pharma ads 👎

infuriate me!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:35 PM

2. "From 2023"?

Weird grammar. Shouldn’t that sentence go “in 2023”?

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 03:46 PM

6. Probably just

Means “starting in 2023 and going forward’.

There are subtle differences in grammer between here and the UK, as I’m sure you are aware!!


Instead of saying it’s 7:15, they sometimes say “it’s quarter past 7”. If it’s a few minutes after the hour (like 5 minutes after 7), they will say “It’s just gone 7”. For 7:30, they will say “Half 7”.

My husband is British (21 year anniversary in August) so I have learned the lingo!

In British vernacular, the word fanny is slang for a woman’s vagina. So, I remember being really careful not to call my waist pack a fanny pack once I moved to England. Up until I met my husband, that was a pretty common phrase in the area I lived in Connecticut. If you went for a hike and just wanted a small pack for a few things and it fitted around your waste and hung over your backend, it was called a fanny pack.



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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 10:59 PM

5. Loveit.

Junk food is killing us and driving up healthcare costs.

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