Forty-five hundred teenagers die each year in the United States from excessive alcohol consumption. There is a correlation between the amount of exposure to alcohol advertising and underage drinking. Parents should assume their teens are exposed to alcohol ads, both print and television, and should make it a point to remind them about the dangers of drinking. Created: 7/27/2007 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/31/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Alcohol Ads Sway Teens?
Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in Magazines –
August 31, 2007
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Underage drinking contributes to the deaths of five thousand teenagers in
United States each year. In fact, alcohol contributes to the leading causes
deaths: homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries. There is a correlation
between the amount of exposure to alcohol advertising and underage drinking.
recent Georgetown University study that reviewed alcohol advertising, suggests
that parents should assume their teens are exposed to alcohol ads, both print
and television. Parents should make it a point to talk to their teenagers
about the dangers of drinking.
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