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<a href="http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-quebec-fast-food-ads-consumption-junk.html" target="_blank">http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-0...tion-junk.html</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Kathy Baylis, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics, studied the <a href="http://www.physorg.com/tags/ban/" target="_blank">ban</a> on junk-food advertising imposed in the Canadian <a href="http://www.physorg.com/tags/province+of+quebec/" target="_blank">province of Quebec</a> from 1984 to 1992 and its effect on <a href="http://www.physorg.com/tags/fast+food/" target="_blank">fast-food</a> purchases.<br>
By comparing English-speaking households, who were less likely to be affected by the ban, to French-speaking households, Baylis and co-author Tirtha Dhar, of the University of British Columbia, found evidence that the ban reduced fast-food expenditures by 13 percent per week in French-speaking households, <b>leading to between 11 million and 22 million fewer fast-food meals eaten per year, or 2.2 billion to 4.4 billion fewer calories consumed by children.</b></div>
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Think advertising isn't harmful to your health? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 

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That doesn't surprise me.
 

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Quite mind-boggling.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fadeaway1289</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3085277"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I wish the US would ban those Burger King commercials with the creepy King dude. He's the stuff nightmares are made of.</div>
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LOL, me too..
 
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