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UK bans advertising for cosmetic surgery on adolescents


Many teenagers are dissatisfied with their bodies. The British advertising council believes that this makes them susceptible to cosmetic surgery - and will prohibit such advertising in the future.

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Great Britain wants to reduce the incentive to underage cosmetic surgeries and bans such advertising in youth media.

From May 2022 onwards, advertisements for interventions such as breast enlargement or reduction, tummy tuck and eyelid lift or rhinoplasty may no longer be placed in magazines and TV programs that are aimed at under 18-year-olds or that are increasingly consumed by this age group.

The ban also applies to skin rejuvenation treatments, laser or light treatments, and teeth whitening products, announced the Advertising Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).

There is growing evidence that children and adolescents are prone to pressure to conform to an ideal with their bodies.

The CAP continued to have negative body perceptions in the age group.

This affects the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of teenagers.

The risks of cosmetic interventions and their attractiveness for young people who struggled with their body awareness made high hurdles for advertising essential, said CAP boss Shahriar Coupal.

dab / dpa

Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2021-11-25

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