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Teenagers targeted by booze ads

Posted by: 2ue | 17 March, 2012 - 1:29 PM
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A new national board has been set up to target alcohol advertising directed at teenagers.

The Alcohol Advertising Review Board will take complaints from the public and will try and encourage change through government regulation.

Professor Fiona Stanley is one of the heads of the new body and says alcohol is extremely damaging to the health of children.




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  • The Prof. Fiona mustn`t have kids, and again, she must`nt realise they need boudaries and disipline. Too many soft pushover parents spending all their time earning money and no time to parent their own children, where are yours now ?

    John A Monday 19 March, 2012 - 10:41 PM
  • Last time I checked there was a minimum age and that was illegal to sell it to minors, really its not the advertising that makes kids drink, Its just the "cool thing to do" I was a teenager once, and there were great ads for beer like "I AM Canadian" but those ads didn't make me want to drink, it was when all buddies got together and we played drinking games and went to night clubs under-aged. Really these people are crackpots who think ads make you drink, Its the youth wanting to act older and more mature to impress buddies and girls. Professor Fiona Stanley needs to crawl under a stone, really the judges,police and parents are to blame, my wife works with troubled youth, she has to call the police when the troubled you do drugs or drink under-aged, so she does, but the police never breath test the youth, they never arrest the youth and the kids just think the legal system is a joke, I've heard of some of them being arrested over ten times a year for car theft, burglary, breaking avo's and the worst sentence they get is a weekend in the pen until the courts open on Monday and then the pathetic judge sets them free to continue the mischievous and criminal actions. There should be a 3 strikes law for youth.

    Zach Saturday 17 March, 2012 - 2:41 PM

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