BMA call for alcohol ad ban.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Advertising (Influence)
Advertising (Laws, regulations and rules)
Alcohol industry (Advertising)
Alcohol industry (Laws, regulations and rules)
Alcoholic beverages (Advertising)
Pub Date: 10/01/2009
Publication: Name: Community Practitioner Publisher: Ten Alps Publishing Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Ten Alps Publishing ISSN: 1462-2815
Issue: Date: Oct, 2009 Source Volume: 82 Source Issue: 10
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime; 242 Advertising Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation; 52 Advertising Activity Computer Subject: Government regulation
Product: Product Code: 7310100 Consumer Advertising; 2080020 Alcoholic Beverages NAICS Code: 5418 Advertising and Related Services; 3121 Beverage Manufacturing SIC Code: 2861 Gum and wood chemicals; 2869 Industrial organic chemicals, not elsewhere classified; 2082 Malt beverages; 2084 Wines, brandy, and brandy spirits; 2085 Distilled and blended liquors
Organization: Organization: British Medical Association
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United Kingdom Geographic Code: 4EUUK United Kingdom
Accession Number: 209163238
Full Text: The British Medical Association (BMA) has published a report entitled Under the influence that calls for a complete ban on alcohol advertising.

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Unite/CPHVA professional officer Gavin Fergie stated 'The abuse of alcohol and the effect that this can play on society is an element of practice that our membership observe on a regular basis.

The need to tackle the negative aspects of this evolving culture is becoming more apparent, not only to healthcare professionals, but now to politicians and the general public.'

He added: 'Unite/CPHVA welcomes any considered views on how to affect positive change with regard to the public health of the UK and will participate in the debate with our usual diligence and expertise.'

The report states that alcohol advertising has damaging effects on young people and estimates that the UK alcohol industry spends 800 million [pounds sterling] annually on the marketing of their products.

Drinkaware Trust has launched a campaign aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds to tackle alcohol misuse. The campaign is funded by the drinks industry, and 13 million products such as alcohol bottles, cans and multi-packs will contain the campaign logo and the strapline 'Why let the good times go bad?'
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