Article

Alcohol marketing: Grooming the next generation

Citation

Hastings G & Sheron N (2013) Alcohol marketing: Grooming the next generation. BMJ, 346 (f1227). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1227

Abstract
First paragraph: If protecting children from harm is the hallmark of a civilised society, the United Kingdom is failing the test when it comes to alcohol marketing. A new analysis conducted by the RAND Corporation for the European Commission shows that British regulatory structures are so flawed that teenagers, far from being shielded from alcohol promotion, are more exposed to it than are adults.1 It shows, for example, that 10-15 year olds in the UK see 10% more alcohol advertising on TV than their parents do. Even more shocking, when it comes to the specific sector of alcopops, they see 50% more.

Keywords
alcohol; marketing; youth; Alcoholism; Advertising Alcoholic beverages

Notes
Output Type: Editorial

Journal
BMJ: Volume 346, Issue f1227

StatusPublished
Publication date31/03/2013
Publication date online01/03/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/13182
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
ISSN0959-8138