The chief medical officer has written to the Advertising Standards Authority expressing concern that prolonged exposure to Halifax adverts is causing brain rot in the 18 to 65 year age group.
Concerns first arose after GP’s reported an increase in people complaining of nausea and depression. After extensive investigations by the general medical council a link has now been found connecting sufferers to the Halifax adverts.
A GMC spokesman said, “A peak in complaints was noticed between the hours of 7.30 and 8.00pm during breaks in Coronation Street. At first it was thought that the popular soap’s recent storyline was to blame however, when patients were asked if it was to do with the Halifax ads they muttered “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”, rocked from side to side and pushed their forefingers across the table.”
One carer who wishes to remain anonymous said, “It took my mother years to get over the trauma of those awful Halifax Howard adverts with her medication being slowly decreased. Now it’s been banged right up again she’s completely out of it.”
The ASA is now investigating the GMC’s findings who in the meantime are warning the at-risk group to hit the mute button or switch over to Panorama for some light relief.