Children exposed to 'unacceptably high levels' of alcohol marketing.Watch
It is also pressing the UK government to restrict TV alcohol advertising between 06:00 and 23:00 and cinema advertising to 18-certificate films.
Good idea, or overbearing,nannying government?
Not calling for nearly enough imo. Drug pushers are absolute scum, we should go all the way like we've done with tobacco, no advertising, plain packaging, health warnings, the lot.
Also, restricting to 18 makes no sense. You'd have to be a very, very sheltered teen to have never had a drink prior to your 18th birthday. Remember also that the minimum age to consume alcohol in this country is 5.
Silly idea. The concept of "going for a beer with your mates" is no longer reliant on advertisements, but rather on more ingrained social norms. Teenagers will find out about alcohol either way (through the supermarket, their friends, their parents, and so on), and will consume similar quantities. The most that you're going to change is the brand.
Banning advertisement will no doubt harm the alcohol and marketing industry but i'm sure they'll survive, good drugs sell themselves, so what is it that drives this defense of drug pushers?