The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is up for re-election on May 6, has pledged to ban gambling ads on the Tube.
In his election manifesto, he says he will expand the current ban on junk food ads on the London Underground to cover gambling ads as well.
The manifesto reads: “I’ve already banned body-shaming advertisements and advertisements for foods high in fat, salt and sugar on the TfL network because of their impact on the health of Londoners.
“Given the devastating way gambling addiction can destroy lives and families, I’ll instruct TfL to bring forward plans to extend the ban to harmful gambling advertisements on the network.”
Khan’s pledge comes amid increasing calls to restrict or ban gambling ads in the UK.