I'm intrigued as to why there's a sudden (apparent) interest in the Act.
Briefly, it's an Act of Parliament that makes it an offence to offer to treat someone for cancer or give advice about treatment...
"4 Prohibition of certain advertisements....unless you are making the information available for healthcare practitioners.
(1)No person shall take any part in the publication of any advertisement—
(a) containing an offer to treat any person for cancer, or to prescribe any remedy therefor, or to give any advice in connection with the treatment thereof;"
There haven't been very many prosecutions under the Act, though things probably don't get that far as most people will remove misleading claims after discussions with Trading Standards. A few websites have closed down, events have tried to move venues (doesn't really work, still illegal) or speakers have been removed from the programme - it all seems to be quite low level stuff really.
Incidentally I've known of the Act since at least 2010, it's fairly well-known among skeptic bloggers I think.
*to be fair I've not really been looking for it before now so I don't know if it's always been this much talked about, or if this is a real and recent increase.
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