Defining Commercial Speech in the Context of Food Marketing

Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Sabrina Adler

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The regulation of food marketing is a strategy to address obesity. Marketers engage in both commercial speech, which receives some First Amendment protection, and non-speech activities that fall outside of the First Amendment's realm; no marketing practice constitutes fully protected speech. We explore these distinctions in the public health context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue numbers1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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