AMA (WA) welcomes commitment on alcohol advertising

AMA (WA) welcomes commitment on alcohol advertising

Tuesday 3 July 2018


The AMA (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to its pre-election promise to remove alcohol advertising from public transport in Western Australia.


“This initiative is something the AMA (WA), along with the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition, urged the government to pursue before the State election,” AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said today.


“There is clear evidence that exposure to alcohol advertising is detrimental to young people and influences alcohol use.


“We also know that the current voluntary advertising guidelines are not reliably adhered to by the industry and do not have the interests of our young people at heart.


“Alcohol advertising has no place on State owned infrastructure, be it buses, transit terminals or billboards.


“The next step is to ensure other anti-health advertising, such as promoting junk food or gambling is also removed from State owned property.


“The State Government should be proud for making good on its election promise, however further action on a local government level is required to end the pervasive alcohol advertising we see in our community.


“The State Government must now put pressure on the Western Australian Local Government Association to ensure bus shelters and other advertising spaces don’t contain anti-health messages,” Dr Khorshid said.

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