Scientists and health campaigners in the UK ask ministers to regulate processed food just like tobacco. This would include restrictions on supermarket promotions and TV adverts for processed foods before 9pm.
As the first major global news organisation, The Guardian has announced to no longer accept advertising from oil and gas companies.
Brain Prize winner Wolfram Schultz says that plain packaging for junk food is a key way to reduce consumption and lower obesity levels. He says colourful wrapping of junk food encourages you to eat it, and that regulating this is key.
Food scientists have called upon the meat industry to remove cancer-causing chemicals from food, or risk gaining a similar reputation to the tobacco industry.
MPs have suggested the gambling companies should be forced to display warnings similar to those placed upon cigarettes and tobacco, alerting users to the health risks, and the risks of addiction associated with gambling. They are calling for gambling to be treated as a public health issue.
A ban on junk food advertising on the London Underground to tackle the “ticking time bomb” of childhood obesity, announces Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
The number of people who drink alcohol in the UK is shrinking, following the trend that has been seen with smoking. This is in part due to shifting cultures, and growing volumes of information about the negative impact of alcohol on your health.
Facebook, Google, Instagram and other social media platforms can foster addiction and spread unhealthy messages. This article discusses the idea of regulating the use of social media like tobacco and alcohol.
A leading UK Health body is calling for alcohol to include health warnings on the labels, similar to cigarette packaging. They wants the labels to clearly state the strength of each drink, along with the risks of exceeding the limit, especially for pregnant women and those who are driving.