Ban alcohol advertising

2016-03-24 06:00

LIKE most parents in on the South Coast, I have made a point of speaking to my children about alcohol throughout their childhood and adolescent years. I emphasised that alcohol is a drink for adults and should be consumed responsibly, if at all. I always tried to counter the notion that alcohol is romantic or cool - a life destroyed by alcoholism or drunk-driving is certainly neither.

However, I feel that broadcast media is making our job a lot harder. TV and radio networks use our airwaves to promote alcohol. If I could I would ban all alcohol advertisements.

This is a passageway to drugs and other social ills, and I hope our government heeds our plea for help, and bans alcohol advertising.

Concerned Parent

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