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Tackling obesity: Sadiq Khan plans to ban junk food ads on the London Underground network

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is planning to ban advertisements of junk foods on the London Underground network in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. The proposal also extends to the capital’s buses and bus shelters. Khan’s proposal comes at a time when London is facing a children obesity challenge. London has one of the highest child obesity rates in Europe, with statistics pointing at almost 40 per cent of children aged 10 and 11 being either obese or overweight. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Khan said: “Advertising clearly works and that’s why companies are queuing up to advertise on the public transport…

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