Alcohol Brands Face UK Government Pressure
Alcohol brands are big sponsors of UK sports events, and teams. TV commercials can air during programs or films as long as no more than 10% of the audience is under 18. That may change as a new government report is suggesting laws banning alcohol brands from sponsoring sports and cultural events, and new restrictions on TV advertising. A Commons health select committee (HSC) blamed the alcohol industry for the $4.7 billion that the effects of excess drinking cost the National Health Service every year.