Young people view more than 40,000 ads per year on TV alone

Young people view more than 40 000 ads per year on television alone and increasingly are being exposed to advertising on the Internet, in magazines, and in schools.

This exposure may contribute significantly to:

- childhood and adolescent obesity
- poor nutrition
- cigarette and alcohol use


Children, Adolescents, and Advertising. PEDIATRICS Vol. 118 No. 6 December 2006, pp. 2563-2569 (doi:10.1542/peds.2006-2698)

"Cocaine for toothache" and other ads that would never be allowed now - Cocaine was sold over the counter in the U.S. until 1914.

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