Critics of the ban

Fred Roeder, managing director of the London-based Consumer Choice Center, said:

“Combating childhood obesity is a noble goal, but trampling on consumer choice and the rights of adult consumers isn’t an appropriate solution.”

Roeder cites Quebec as an example: in 1980, the Canadian province banned junk-food advertising and “contrary to the expected outcomes, childhood obesity rates went up by 140% in the 15 years following the introduction of the ban.

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