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Personal injury lawyers, cosmetic surgery and cigarettes should be banned from advertising, UK says


By The Drum Team, Editorial

February 6, 2012 | 1 min read

YouGov survey results has found that cigarettes, payday loans, gambling and personal injury lawyers are the areas which most members of the British public believe there should be no TV adverts for.

Nearly four-fifths of the public were against cigarette ads, while 65% are against personal injury lawyers adverts airing.

The poll, conducted in light of the recent call from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) for the advertising of cosmetic surgery procedures to be banned, found that 63% thought surgery ads should be banned, the same percentage who wanted to see adverts for abortion providers banned.

The areas which the public were the most acceptable for advertising were universities, with only 11% against, and children’s toys, which had 15% against.


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