Alcohol Concern Calls for Major Shakeup of Alcohol Advertising

In a new report called Stick to the Facts, Alcohol Concern, a United Kingdom charity working on alcohol issues, calls for a ban on alcohol advertising at music and sporting events in an effort to protect young people from such promotional messages. The report concludes that “advertising self-regulation is insufficient. Regulation needs to be independent of interested industries and given real teeth” in order to offer a “ framework of effective regulatory controls that balances commercial with public interest.”