0 Have your say Almost two-thirds of Scots back plans for a ban on junk food offers as part of a national drive to tackle obesity, new research has found. Shoppers also say supermarket multi-buy deals are largely to blame for them stocking up on unhealthy foods which are high in sugar, fat and salt through deals like “buy one get one free.”Plans are being drawn up to restrict price promotions on foods by the Scottish Government and a new poll by Cancer Research UK has also found found 62 per cent of people back the move.The survey also found that two-thirds of Scots are worried about their weight or the weight of a family member, while 82 per cent believe multi-buy deals encourage people to buy unhealthy food.The charity said obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking and support strong action. Restrictions are part of the Government’s diet and obesity strategy to help people lose weight. A consultation on the plans, which would also see the broadcast of TV adverts for unhealthy food banned before the 9pm watershed, ends on Wednesday with a Holyrood debate the following day.Public health minister Aileen Campbell has said that… Read full this story
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