Alcohol advertising is aggressive and linked to youth drinking, research finds

Findings prove self-regulation by alcohol industry has failed, say coalition of health and community organisations The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol has called on the Australian government to close a regulatory loophole that allows alcohol advertising to be shown during televised sport. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP Leading health researchers from around the world including Australia have presented the strongest evidence to date that alcohol advertising is at times aggressive and reaching children, and is associated with youth drinking. The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, a coalition of more than 40 Australian health and community organisations, say the findings prove…
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