NLA to consider Alcohol Bill

December 14th, 2007 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin  

Bangkok, December, 2007 (PRD), National Legislative Assembly (NLA) member Sawaeng Boonchalermvipas (แสวง บุญเฉลิมวิภาส) revealed that the NLA will be reviewing a draft bill for the control of alcohol. A main agenda of the discussion will be to decide on an appropriate time for alcoholic beverage advertisements to be presented in the media.

Mr. Sawaeng states that extensive research has been done to support the bill to appropriate time for advertisements. The NLA member referred to a national survey that found a majority of citizens feel that alcoholism can be attributed to the influence of advertising.

The NLA is set to rule on the issue after discussions with many proposing that 24 hour advertisements be allowed with alterations to the presence of alcohol in the ads. A previous Cabinet ruling though stated that alcohol cannot be advertised in both direct and indirect forms from 5 AM to 10 PM. International research was also cited from 33 countries which directly attributed advertisements to alcohol abuse.

Source : National News Bureau Public Relations Department

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