Call for Coca-Cola truck to be banned
The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour, which visited St Helens at Christmas, should be banned, public health experts say.
The bright red truck - which made 44 stops across the UK as part of a nationwide tour over Christmas - promotes the consumption of unhealthy sugary drinks, particularly to children, they argued.
Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Robin Ireland, director of Food Active, a campaign based in north west England to tackle rising obesity levels, and John Ashton, a public health consultant in Liverpool, said Coca-Cola was intent on shaping public opinion through its... read more
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