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Luxray2854
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Should advertising of junk foods during children's TV shows be banned?

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Started: 11/7/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Luxray2854

Pro

First round is acceptance/ stating definitions.
Second round is stating your argument (no rebuttals)
Third round is rebuttals (no new arguments)
Fourth round is conclusions.
joshuav

Con

You can go head and start
Debate Round No. 1
Luxray2854

Pro

Hi, thank you for accepting my debate. I look forward to a good one.

The main reason I think that banning junk food ads on kids shows would be a good idea is because it would reduce the obesity rates. Let"s take a look at some stats.

The percentage of children aged 6"11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12"19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.

With an incredibly large amount of children who are obese, we must take any measures we can to lower it. Eliminating ads during children's shows? That may do it. If the kids don"t know about it, they"re less likely to ask for it.
joshuav

Con

Getting rid of advertisements for junk food, wouldn't really do anything except for violating our constitutional rights. Believe it or not one of the biggest reasons for obesity is the economy. I think we all can agree that our economy isn't good right now. There are lot of people with little money. This means that they must perches cheaper kinds of goods in order to support them and there families and foods that are high in fat, sugar, and starches are often the cheapest.
Debate Round No. 2
Luxray2854

Pro

Actually no, there are many more reasons to obesity than the economy.
-Inactivity
-Age
-Poor choices
-Genetics
Etc. Yes, poverty does play a role in this, but it's not entirely poverty that has made it so out nation is as obese as it is.

Violation of our constitutional rights? In all honesty, I have no idea what amendment you're referring to, so I can't argue
back. It would have been nice if you were specific here.

Sources:
http://www1.umn.edu...
joshuav

Con

First i will say, the right to advertise falls under the freedom of speech, so the government shouldn't be able to say where and where not advertising can take place.

There are many factors in obesity, but the economy has shown to be the worst. Obesity rates range from a low of 5 percent to a high of 30 percent depending on ZIP code.

You say that a factor of obesity is choice, this is true. But this is there choices. We all have the freedom of choice, no one is forcing them to eat unhealthy.

sources:
http://www.seattlepi.com...
Debate Round No. 3
Luxray2854

Pro

Luxray2854 forfeited this round.
joshuav

Con

joshuav forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by joshuav 2 years ago
joshuav
are we going to start
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