Itís time to have your say on alcohol advertising and sponsorship
Alcohol marketing is recruiting our kids as the next generation of problem drinkers. We think that enough is enough. Fortunately we are finally getting an opportunity to do something about it.
It’s time to have your say on alcohol advertising and sponsorship
Justice Minister Judith Collins recently announced a Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in response to the Law Commission’s recommendations in 2010 http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/graham-lowe-chair-alcohol-marketing-forum . The Forum is now seeking submissions from affected stakeholders, experts on advertising, sponsorship, alcohol and health, and the public. It also has a focus on populations that suffer greater harm from alcohol (including Māori, Pacific and young people) and it would be particularly interested in hearing submissions from or relating to these groups.
Information on making a submission is on the Ministry of Health website http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/consultation-alcohol-advertising-and-sponsorship . A submission form has also been provided by the Ministry of Health at this link.
Submissions must be made by 5pm, 28 April 2014 and can be emailed to: email@example.com
For more background information and Terms of Reference: www.health.govt.nz/our-work/mental-health-and-addictions/alcohol/ministerial-forum-alcohol-advertising-and-sponsorship
Alcohol Healthwatch strongly encourages you to have your say. We have developed a number of tools to assist you with doing a submission.
- A toolkit with all of the information you will need
- A postcard submission (this needs to be saved, filled in & attached to your email)
- An A4 poster
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (09) 520 7038.
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