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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Expert calls for advert ban on booze
  • Annie Lawson
  • October 27, 2008

ADOPTING an anti-drinking campaign that mirrors the successful anti-smoking program will help curb excessive drinking among young adults, an expert told a binge drinking forum in Melbourne last night.

Adolescent psychiatrist Michael Carr-Gregg advocates a "boozer-pays" tax and believes a ban on alcohol advertising would discourage teenagers from over-indulging.

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