Alcohol companies have the right to advertise

2016-04-07 06:00

WITH regard to Concerned Parent who wrote about banning alcohol advertising - we have had the same crap with cigarette adverts. What Concerned Parent doesn’t probably know is that the companies that advertise alcohol products hugely sponsor sporting events.

Remember the Gunston 500, the Rothmans July handicap? No more.

Rugby, our national sport, is sponsored by Castle Lager.

Lion Lager was off the market for years and only recently made a comeback. Don’t they have the right to advertise too? Wake up and smell the coffee.

D. Schulenburg


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