The cost and costs of alcohol

In my Stuff blog, I look at the cost and costs of alcohol. An extract:

Another key area of controversy is advertising. Some advocate that alcohol and sponsorship should be totally banned. This would mean that would be illegal, and that Brancott Estate would no longer be able to sponsor the show in Wellington. The Government has said it will not ban advertising and sponsorship, but this decision may change depending on the makeup of Parliament after the election. Do you think an advertising ban would result in young people not drinking, and if so would be worthwhile? Or do you think banning is a step too far?

The full blog is at Stuff, and you can comment there.

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