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Feb 28, 2017

Exposure to liquor ads 'encourages young people'

The New Age - 28 February 2017

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Feb 28, 2017

[PODCAST] Alcohol adverts in SA - Yay or Nay?

Radio 702 | According to a Soul City study, young people in SA are heavily exposed to persuasive alcohol advertising.

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Feb 27, 2017

We don't have to have alcohol ads, says Soul City Institute

Alcohol advertisements, as well as taverns that operate near schools, tempt children to start drinking at a young age, according to a new study released by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice.

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Feb 26, 2017

Booze adverts tempt kids

Bombarding young people with alcohol advertisements and operating taverns close to schools entices them to start drinking alcohol much earlier in their lives, a new study has found.

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Booze adverts tempt kids
Feb 26, 2017

Booze adverts tempt kids

Bombarding young people with alcohol advertisements and operating taverns close to schools entices them to start drinking alcohol much earlier in their lives, a new study has found.

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Alcohol ads luring SA youth to drink
Feb 24, 2017

Alcohol ads luring SA youth to drink

Young people have admitted that alcohol advertisements entice them to drink, providing a further impetus for a proposed ban on alcohol advertising.

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Feb 24, 2017

Liquor ads linked to youth drinking, sex

The Star - 24 February 2017

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Policy Brief: Alcohol marketing, youth and sexual health risks
Feb 23, 2017

Policy Brief: Alcohol marketing, youth and sexual health risks

The study found that rural and urban youth are heavily exposed to persuasive and appealing alcohol advertising in their home environment. Easy access to alcohol and low prices facilitate alcohol misuse and related health risks including risks to their sexual health.

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Young people and alcohol advertising
Feb 23, 2017

Young people and alcohol advertising

Young people’s views on alcohol advertising, marketing and availability have a direct influence on drinking patterns and sexual behaviour in society, say researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice today.

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Feb 22, 2017

Study: Urban and rural youth heavily exposed to alcohol advertising

JOHANNESBURG – A study by the Soul City Institute has found that young people in both urban and rural areas are heavily exposed to persuasive and appealing alcohol advertising.

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