Published On: Thu, May 10th, 2018

London Mayor Bans Fast Food Ads In City’s Tube, Bus, Train Network

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan announced proposal of banning junk food ads on city’s tube, bus and train network under the Transport for London (TfL) citing a move to help in curbing an epidemic of childhood obesity.

London Mayor Bans Fast Food Ads In City's Tube, Bus, Train Network

The proposal is welcomed by obesity campaigners who have been pressing the Theresa May’s government to tighten the child obesity strategy in the country.

Khan added all such foods and drinks tha promotes high in sugar, salt and fat will no longer be allowed to advertised in London under TfL network.

He further said child obesity is a ticking timebomb in London with the fact that 40 percent of 10 and 11 year olds are obese.

Challenging the government to do more to stop such child obesity epidemic the Mayor said, “It can’t be right that in a city as prosperous as Londo that where you live and the income you have can have a massive on whether you have access to healthy, nutritious food and your exposure to junk food advertising.”

In 2016-17 twenty million pound was added to the TfL revenue through food and drink advertising, but a large proportion came from big companies and so there would be no financial loss in the long run.

Late last year the Mayor proposed ban on new hot food takeaways opening within 400 metres of schools.

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