The report, Impossible to escape: The need for stronger restrictions on the placement of alcohol marketing in Australia released by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) at Curtin University, found almost two-thirds of complaints made to the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) over the past seven years had raised concerns about the placement of alcohol marketing in Australia.
The report found that 760 of the total 1126 complaints were about where alcohol marketing was placed in the community. Of the 760 placement-related complaints, almost 40% raised concerns that the advertisements were placed where young people were likely to be exposed or with content that would appeal to them. The report highlights the need for governments to introduce stronger restrictions to better protect children and young people from exposure to alcohol marketing.
The full report is available on the AARB website
Dangerous underage binge drinking is taking an increasing toll on Queensland's young people, with an average of almost 20 a week ending up in the state's hospitals. Queensland Health data shows in 2018, 975 underage drinkers ended up in Queensland emergency departments (EDs), up from 762 in 2014. "More than 200 intoxicated teens presented to Brisbane EDs, more than 280 to Gold Coast EDs and almost 90 to Sunshine Coast EDs.The number of 12- to 17-year-olds showing up in Queensland emergency departments as a result of alcohol consumption has increased by 28 per cent since 2014.
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But there is a crucial difference between Getaway and other Brooklyn bars: Getaway is totally alcohol-free. “It’s 0% as much as humanly possible, so if you’re sober and it’s an issue for you, or you don’t even want the smell of alcohol around you, you’ll be safe,” Thonis says. But it still looks and feels like a bar - it only opens in the evenings, the lights are low and no one appears to be working on their screenplay.
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Absolutely! Nor should Meth, XTC or WEED be used either!
All these drugs not only lift the lid on what's really going on inside an individual, but give 'permission' and 'enabling' for it to come out, on, and at all those around! Consequences be damned, 'I'm having fun' and 'feeling good'. We don't want ANY moral taboos....except of course the moral taboo on moral taboos, oh, and yeah, by the way 'moral' outrage if the activities outcomes 'hurt' someone else! (By whatever definition of 'hurt' you care to employ in any particular amoral setting!)
What generates even more cognitive dissonance is that there is a small and noisy (often media supported) demographic that want us to legalize even more of these psychotropic, harm bringing, community destroying toxins into an already dysfunctional and 'amoral' culture and they think that’s going to make our society ‘better’???
Who is driving this agenda? You don't have to look far to find the answer to that!
No Drugs – NO EXCUSES!