|Received:||11/7/2006 11:34:51 AM|
|Organization:||Morongo Basin Mental Health|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Comments:Though alcohol is legal to consume for person's 21 years of age or older it is still a drug and should be treated as though it is a dangerous substance. I don't personally believe that alcohol manufacturers and person's who sell the substance should be allowed to sponsor college events and advertise their product on school campuses and at school events. This in my opinion encourages underage puchasing, consumption and underage drinking and driving in our college age youth. As it is one third of all Americans will be involved in some sort of accident which involves alcohol. By advertising alcohol to minors we add to that potential. Please ban alcohol advertising where it doesn't belong and allow advertising in adult only arenas where it's potential for harm is reduced, thank you, Ed McCollum BA, RAS...