Aussies keen to ban booze adverts

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 5:54AM
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Calls for a ban on booze advertising in Australia are gaining traction, sparking calls for similar action here.

A new survey shows more than 70 percent of Australians want alcohol ads during sport broadcasts to be phased out.

Alcohol Heath Watch executive director, Dr Nicki Jackson told Rachel Smalley a crackdown would have wide-ranging benefits.

"The harm from alcohol sponsorship is clearly demonstrated both to spectators and New Zealand sports players. Those who are sponsored drink heavier quantities of alcohol."

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