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Majority of states fail to address youth exposure to alcohol marketing
Date:5/1/2012

l advertising in locations where children are likely to be present;
  • Restrict alcohol advertising on alcohol retail outlet windows and outside areas;
  • Prohibit alcohol advertising on college campuses;
  • Restrict alcohol sponsorship of civic events; and,
  • Limit the alcohol industry's ability to provide free goods (giveaways).

    The authors then assessed each state's use of these strategies. Each state's law was rated as either "BP" (all elements of the best practice are present), "I" (at least one but not all elements of the best practice is present) or "--"(the state does not address the regulatory category, the law has none of the elements of the best practice, or the law may be unenforceable).

    "Twenty-two states have no best practices across the eight policies, meaning almost half of all states in the U.S. are doing far less than they could to keep alcohol marketing from reaching youth," concluded Jernigan. "This report should open people's eyes to the unrealized potential of state action in this arena."


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