Theresa May blocks ban on junk food adverts.

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Theresa May has abandoned plans to tackle childhood obesity by curbing junk food advertising and will instead challenge supermarkets and manufacturers to cut the amount of sugar in their products by a fifth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...ising-and-ban/

What exactly is the issue with banning advertising? We're going to be left with little choice but to stuff ourselves with artificial sweeteners, is the ensuing epidemic of diarrhea not a little more problematic than getting rid of a few highly irritating ads?
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...ising-and-ban/

What exactly is the issue with banning advertising? We're going to be left with little choice but to stuff ourselves with artificial sweeteners, is the ensuing epidemic of diarrhea this will cause not a little more problematic than getting rid of a few highly irritating ads?
The trouble with banning ads for unhealthy foods is where do you draw the line... It could mean that ads for places like JustEat should be banned before the watershed because they list many kebab places... Also, how do you define an advert as being for unhealthy food... Eating too much of anything is unhealthy. I agree with the abandonment of these ads!
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It could mean that ads for places like JustEat should be banned
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I live in hope, those have to be some of the most irritating ads going.
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Good, surprised the authoritarian witch has the stones to do this.
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...ising-and-ban/

What exactly is the issue with banning advertising? We're going to be left with little choice but to stuff ourselves with artificial sweeteners, is the ensuing epidemic of diarrhea not a little more problematic than getting rid of a few highly irritating ads?
How about some will power? Glad she did this.
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How about some will power? Glad she did this.
Don't be silly, it's the government's job to micromanage your life.

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How about some will power? Glad she did this.
These is no amount of will power that can overcome the impact artificial sweeteners have on our digestive tract.
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
These is no amount of will power that can overcome the impact artificial sweeteners have on our digestive tract.
Advertisements do not inject artificial sweeteners into your digestive tract.
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
These is no amount of will power that can overcome the impact artificial sweeteners have on our digestive tract.
Lol, it kind of can. I used to be fat now I have a six pack and you know why, because I saw a picture of a shredded guy with a hot girl in the front of a magasine and said to myself these are the sorts of women I should be banging.


Food can never match the taste of pussy so grow some balls and sort yourself out.
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(Original post by Brahmin of Booty)
Don't be silly, it's the government's job to micromanage your life.

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eh. A sugar tax is micromanaging our lives, banning ads though? How so? Who wants to be bombarded with that ****?
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(Original post by Brahmin of Booty)
Don't be silly, it's the government's job to micromanage your life.

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Good to know I'm incapable of managing my own life.
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
eh. A sugar tax is micromanaging our lives, banning ads though? How so? Who wants to be bombarded with that ****?
Taxation and banning something are aimed at doing two very different things and have very different consequences.
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(Original post by Aceadria)
Advertisements do not inject artificial sweeteners into your digestive tract.
No that's the sugar tax that does that.
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
eh. A sugar tax is micromanaging our lives, banning ads though? How so? Who wants to be bombarded with that ****?
Then turn the TV off and go outside
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(Original post by dingleberry jam)
No that's the sugar tax that does that.
This does not make any sense.
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With the amount of things the government interferes with, this is one that would actually be beneficial.
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Then turn the TV off and go outside
I do.

Why are you so desperate to have ads?
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I do.

Why are you so desperate to have ads?
How else do you propose it's funded? Bloody socialist here wants free ****.
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Seems a sensible decision to me. It's up to parents to make sure their child doesn't become obese, surely. I think this is reasonable from May.
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(Original post by Brahmin of Booty)
Don't be silly, it's the government's job to micromanage your life.

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