Should alcohol advertising be banned?

Alcohol is a recreational drug like cannabis or cocaine. Just because it's legal doesn't seem a legitimate reason to allow it to be advertised. There is a case for legalising some or all recreational drugs but I've never heard anyone advocating that advertising them should be allowed. If we banned... show more Alcohol is a recreational drug like cannabis or cocaine. Just because it's legal doesn't seem a legitimate reason to allow it to be advertised. There is a case for legalising some or all recreational drugs but I've never heard anyone advocating that advertising them should be allowed.

If we banned alcohol advertising, wouldn't it only be the big corporations who would suffer, rather than individual citizens?

After all, if alcohol advertising works, it shouldn't be allowed, and if it doesn't, there's no reason for it.

If individual companies want to increase market share, they could make their produce more attractive rather than spending money on persuading people to buy it. Wouldn't word get around quickly?

And if one country banned alcohol advertising, maybe others would follow (like the ban on smoking in restaurants etc.)

What do you thinl?
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