[Ed. – I don’t know. Is public transit advertising for fast food really a scourge? It seems like it obviates a lot of those dangerous metal knives and forks, after all. The more fast food, the fewer lethal weapons in the hands of the public, right? But one thing at a time, I guess. At least London has a food strategy.]
Junk food advertising could be banned across the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, City Hall has announced.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he wants to tackle the “ticking time bomb” of child obesity in the capital.
If the proposal is approved, adverts for “unhealthy food and drink” will be banned on the London Underground, Overground, buses and bus shelters.
The scheme is backed by child health experts but the Advertising Association said it would have “little impact”.
The junk food advertising ban forms part of Mr Khan’s London Food Strategy, which has been published for consultation.