TV Ads in Mexico
Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says.It appears that Mexico is not restricting ads for specific brands, instead just foods and drinks thought to make people chunky are targeted.
Such ads will be banned with immediate effect on terrestrial and cable TV between 14:30 and 19:30 on weekdays and between 07:30 and 19:30 at weekends.
Restrictions will also be imposed on similar ads shown at the cinema.
Seventy percent of adults and 30% of children in Mexico are obese or overweight, official figures suggest.
If Mexicans are getting plenty to eat, one could say that the many who sneak into the US are not starving masses. Interesting, eh?