Ban on Alcohol Firms from Sponsoring Sports Events, Warn Doctors

by Vishnuprasad on  December 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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Doctors have urged ministers to put a ban on alcohol firms from sponsoring sports clubs and events, as they fear that the "outrageous" practice is fuelling underage drinking by children.
Ban on Alcohol Firms from Sponsoring Sports Events, Warn Doctors
Ban on Alcohol Firms from Sponsoring Sports Events, Warn Doctors
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Leaders of Britain's nurses and A and E specialists said that deals like Everton and Celtic's beer and cider tie-ups not only fuel underage drinking because alcohol sponsorship of sport has become "as commonplace as advertising for cereal or soap powder".

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The leaders of nurses, A and E specialists and hospital doctors are among those urging ministers to outlaw the sort of deals that have seen Everton and Celtic football clubs agree multimillion pound tie-ups to advertise beer and cider brands on the front of their players' shirts.

The doctors want the government to intervene, and claim that public opinion supports introducing a ban on alcohol advertising of sport and want alcohol sports sponsorship to become a thing of the past.

Source: ANI
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