Submission to the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Alcohol advertising: the effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns draft report

In March 2014, Cancer Council NSW responded to the Australian National Preventive Health Agency on the Alcohol advertising: the effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns draft report.

Cancer Council NSW supports stronger regulation of alcohol advertising and marketing that influences or appeals to children and young people. Our position is based on evidence that cancer risk increases with alcohol consumption, that earlier and heavier alcohol use in adolescence increases consumption in later life, and that regulations restricting alcohol availability are effective in reducing adolescents’ alcohol use. Urgent action is required to ensure that children are not exposed to alcohol advertising on an ongoing basis.

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