The 2009 British Medical Association report Under the Influence - the Damaging Effect of Alcohol Marketing on Young People (British Medical Association. 2009) examines the powerful and damaging effect of alcohol marketing communications on children and young people, the forms that alcohol marketing takes, and its cumulative effect in reinforcing and exaggerating strong pro-alcohol social norms
The Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum found consistent evidence to demonstrate an impact of alcohol advertising on the uptake of drinking among non-drinking young people, and increased consumption among their drinking peers. Scientific opinion on Marketing Communication (European Alcohol and Health Forum, 2009).
The National Youth Council of Ireland’s 2009 Get’ Em Young report revealed that young people are exposed to alcohol marketing through at least 16 communication channels on a regular basis. These include TV, magazines and newspapers, internet, street flyers, billboards, post, radio, cinema, merchandise, music, sports stadiums and bus.