Chlöe Swarbrick: Alcohol advertisement ban will reduce glamorisation, harm

Publish Date
Thu, 13 May 2021, 10:52AM
Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Chlöe Swarbrick: Alcohol advertisement ban will reduce glamorisation, harm

Publish Date
Thu, 13 May 2021, 10:52AM

Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick has drafted a member's bill which would seek to ban alcohol advertisements.

The bill would ban alcohol advertisements across the board, including sports team sponsorships.

It's hoped the bill would reduce the glamorisation and normalisation of alcohol.  

Swarbrick told Kate Hawkesby alcohol is associated with a range of social harms.

“ACC reports that alcohol is associated with one in four traffic offences, in in two serious violence offences, one in five traffic crashes.”

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