AlcoholTheNarcotic.Org calls for Advertising Restrictions on Alcohol Advertising
ALCOHOL THE NARCOTIC ORG INITIATES PETITION FOR ADVERTISING BANS/RESTRICTIONS ON ALCOHOL ADVERTISING AIMED AT YOUTH.
The American Medical Association deems teen alcohol consumption in the US as epidemic. The AMA also endorses that alcohol is a drug and is categorized in with barbiturates, heroin, and other opiates. Through social denials, (that alcohol is a dangerous drug), along with the alcohol industries desire to maximize profits, have led to early addictions that can be attributed to almost all the social ills in the US adult society today.
Alcohol ads by hard liquor companies, once self restricting, have increase to make up 46% of all alcohol ads as these ads have creped into or past prime time television time slots. The beer sellers continually advertise during sporting events that attract large numbers of children.
It was observed that on the 12th of July 2008 at 5:02 PM (CST) an ad by Jose Cuervo Tequila was run by the cable station TBS. In the same time slot the week before TBS advertised Smirnoff Vodka. Both products are considered “hard liquor” for their condensed level of alcohol.
The correlation between advertising and addiction of this drug are well established and the ATN organization is committed to bringing the simple realities to light, setting a course to decrease alcohol consumption by youth through education, and is strongly suggesting the alcohol industry curb their ad campaigns aimed at the under aged market.
If you would like more information about ATN or to schedule an interview please contact the organization through www.alcoholthenarcotic.org . To sign the petition please follow this link: