Britain will ban “buy one get one free” promotions for food high in fat, sugar or salt and free refills of sugary soft drinks in restaurants from April 2022, the government said on Monday, its latest step in its plan to tackle obesity and improve public health. Reuters reports that the measures will also restrict where in a store promotions on such products can be advertised, and unhealthy promotions will not be allowed at checkouts, shop entrances, or at the ends of aisles. The country first in July announced measures such as banning TV and online adverts for junk food before 9pm before, last month, going further and proposing a total ban on online advertising of unhealthy food.
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