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Top British Doctor Backs Call To Ban Alcohol Ads

by VR Sreeraman on  September 13, 2009 at 11:05 AM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
 Top British Doctor Backs Call To Ban Alcohol Ads
A leading British doctor is in full support of the BMA's call to ban alcohol advertising, as he feels that such publicity campaigns do have damaging effects on young people.
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"(It is) a logical recommendation to attempt to reverse the all embracing pro-alcohol culture that has grown up in a period of deregulation and liberalisation over the last quarter of a century," says to Ian Gilmore, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Chairman of the Alcohol Health Alliance.

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Writing an editorial for bmj.com, he has even stressed the need for more public conversation about people's attitudes to alcohol as a society.

"The problem is not just about drunk, misbehaving adolescents. We can no longer ignore the many millions of people in the UK who are quietly over-consuming cheap, readily available, and heavily promoted alcohol, storing up major problems for the future," he concludes.

Source: ANI
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