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Call for pre-9pm ban on alcohol TV ads

January 12, 2010

A committee of MPs has called for a ban on alcohol advertising before 9pm on UK television. The report, by the House of Commons health select committee, argues that restrictions on alcohol advertising are not tough enough and that the “problem is more the quantity of advertising than the promotion”.

The committee criticised the lack of public health advertising messages and floated the idea that 20 per cent of TV ads by alcohol advertisers be dedicated to health messages.

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