UK Politicians call for ban on alcohol advertising
Mail Online (UK) 18 July 2012
Ministers should consider banning television and cinema adverts that promote alcohol to stop children from seeing them, claim MPs. They also want to investigate whether drink firms should be stopped from sponsoring major sporting events such as football matches or the Olympics. MPs from the Health Select Committee said drinks makers should only be allowed to promote their products at events that adults attend, such as wine-tasting fairs. They pointed out that a similar law already exists in France. The MPs also said they support the Government’s plan to bring in a minimum price for alcohol to try to cut the rising toll of binge-drinking on society.