I lay in bed this morning drinking my mug of tea listening to the radio. There was somebody rabbiting on about unhealthy food and the way we were all getting fatter. Then he went on to say that the government should legislate to ban all adverts of unhealthy food. How we define unhealthy food they did not have time to discuss. I know that obesity is one of the main strains on the health system but there are other more pernicious trends at the moment,
Addiction to betting causes more stresses and strains in society than most other activities. We have banned adverts for smoking, for drinking. One cannot turn on a sporting programme on television without being assailed by adverts for betting. Gambling losses cause suicide, marriage breakdown, domestic violence and ill health.
NOW IS THE TIME TO BAN ALL ADVERTS AND SPONSORSHIP BY BETTING COMPANIES!