The Week: Quotes of the week

"We shouldn't give programme-makers financial incentives to sell more products by having them featured in their shows and, in so doing, contribute to the epidemic of obesity and alcohol misuse."

- Professor Steve Field, the chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, backs British Medical Association opposition to plans to allow product placement in UK TV programmes

"Advertisers are concerned that the existing low-cost system of prop placement will be closed off and that broadcasters will drive them into more expensive paid-for product placement." - Bob Wootton from ISBA says advertisers are concerned too.

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