Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Alcohol advertising influencing teen girls; should contain health warnings

Edmonton Journal, June 10, 2013

"The Canadian Medical Association Journal is raising concerns about alcohol advertising, saying young girls are being influenced by the ads the industry says are aimed at young women.
The editorial in this week's issue of the journal calls for health warnings to be embedded in alcohol ads so that young girls understand the risks of drinking.
Dr. Ken Flegel, author of the editorial, said studies from the United States show that adolescent girls see about 68 per cent of alcohol advertisements aimed at young women, where drinking-aged women see about one-quarter of the ads." Read More

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