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New advertising regulations introduced to cut childhood obesity
Junk food ads banned on kid’s TV

Junk food advertising should be banned on all television programmes aimed at children under the age of 16, the broadcasting watchdog has said. Ofcom has also announced new rules banning the use of celebrities and cartoon characters from adverts targeted at primary school children, as part of a drive to tackle the growing number of… Read more »

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MPs warn government must do more to tackle cigarette fraud
Fake cigarettes cost Treasury £2.9bn a year

The black market trade in cigarettes and rolling tobacco is costing the Treasury £2.9 billion despite a major drive to combat the problem, a committee of MPs has warned. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) launched a £209 million initiative in 2000 to target resources at the number of fake cigarettes coming into the UK, with… Read more »