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Filtering Unhealthy Advertisements

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21 May 2017 - General
 

I have just heard a recent radio advertisement of a tv company advocating wathing tv in the evening to create "family bonding". This is an advertisement that immediately caught my attention since a.) regularly watching tv does not encourage movement that is badly needed after 8 hours of sitting throughout the day b.) it rarely stirs consistent human conversation and c.) watching tv has been known to lead people into unhealthy eating habits. I am really dismayed that our health ministry has not called the attention of this certain tv company on the topic of promoting sedentary lifestle. For the MIMS community, do you also hear/ see advertisements such as this in your country? Does your health department have a say in filtering advertisements that encourage unhealthy lifestyle?