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Should junk food advertising be banned, especially during children's television programs?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Since 2006, there have been motions to ban junk food advertising, mainly provided by the World Health Organisation. There have been mixed responses, but mainly the health organisations have agreed with the idea.

Does junk food advertising cause obesity?

Yes

  • Children are swayed easily by advertisements. Most children if they are convinced by an advertisement will want to get the product, in this case, junk food. Eating junk food causes obesity and television advertising during children's programs will just convince innocent children that junk food is good. Stopping these advertisements will help obesity and lower children's intake of unhealthy foods.
  • Not only does the advertising cause obesity, but experts say watching TV causes obesity. It is proven that both watching TV and junk food advertising leads to obesity and if a child is watching television in the first place, watching junk food advertisements will not help the world's obestity problem.

No

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Would businesses (TV stations and fast food restaurants) be effected negatively?

Yes

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No

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