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Advertising, public health and the pollution of discourse 

In this blog, part of the Bad Publicity series, Dr Nason Maari, Lecturer in Inequalities and Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, examines how outdoor advertising pollutes our environment and health. Moreover, advertising effects even the way we talk about health and our expectations of what it means to be healthy at all, as the example of smoking ads makes clear. …Continue reading Advertising, public health and the pollution of discourse 

Success! Another advertising screen refused in Bristol

We’re delighted that another double-sided digital advertising screen or ‘BT Street Hub’ has been refused permission by Bristol Council. Big thanks to everyone who lodged objections, supported our Big Box protest tour or came to our digital activism sessions last year, and to councillors who’ve been standing up to new advertising in Bristol….Continue reading Success! Another advertising screen refused in Bristol