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We’ve banned cancer cures from being marketed to vulnerable people—so why do we allow psychics to peddle their services?

It should be illegal to profit from psychic services. Let’s see if they are so committed to ‘comforting’ the bereaved if they’re not making money doing so

By Felicity Hannah  

We protect people from those trying to shill cancer cures. Let's help other vulnerable people, too.

We have strict laws in the UK about how we market ‘cures’ for cancer. The 1939 Cancer Act prevents both legitimate pharmaceuticals and snake-oil merchants from directly targeting the public with advertising. It’s a way to protect the desperate and the terrified.

Cases being brought under this act are relatively rare but recent prosecutions include people promoting colloidal silver, protein shakes and “distance healing services.” (Colloidal silver, if you’re interested, is silver particles suspended…

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