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For Release: April 4, 1997

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CSPI Opposes Liquor Advertising on TV

Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, had the following comment on the debate over the liquor industry's efforts to advertise on radio and television.

"Liquor companies will make enemies of every parent in America if they continue advertising or expand their advertising on television and radio. There already is far too much beer advertising on television. We hardly need whiskey ads during baseball games further tempting youths to drink. We applaud President Clinton for taking on this issue and we welcome the FCC's interest in investigating whether airing liquor advertising--and other alcoholic-beverage ads--is consistent with stations' public-interest responsibilities."

CSPI is a nonprofit health-advocacy organization that focuses on alcoholic-beverage problems, nutrition, and food safety. It is based in Washington, D.C., and is supported largely by its 900,000 members and foundation grants. It does not accept industry or government funding. CSPI led efforts to win passage of the law requiring warning labels on alcoholic beverages and has publicized the nutritional content of many popular restaurant foods.

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