Generation Next Blog
Call for inquiry into booze marketing
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) held an alcohol summit in Canberra on Wednesday, examining the ways young Australians are wooed into drinking.
The association fears the industry is grooming youngsters to drink by using social media sites such as Facebook, sponsoring sports teams and producing alcohol-flavoured foods.
Jim Beam came up with bourbon-tasting chips to sell in supermarkets, and there was outrage last year after a vodka-flavoured lip gloss was given the green light.
Prof Mike Daube will be speaking on alcohol marketing to children and whether it’s time to sue the alcohol companies at the upcoming Right 2 Childhood event. Click here for more information