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News: It's their shout: how alcohol sponsors encourage binge drinking

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rex, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    <div id="contentSwap1" class="pageprint" style="display: inline" /> THE alcohol industry's sponsorship of sport has been directly linked to problem drinking by players for the first time in a study that challenges sporting codes and governments worldwide to restrict the practice.<p>While research has already established the potentially harmful impact of alcohol advertising on sports audiences, by encouraging them to drink more, little has been known about sponsorship impact on athletes.</p><p>A study in the latest issue of the international journal, <em>Addiction</em>, found that players from teams sponsored by alcohol companies drank heavily as a result.</p><p>The survey of 1279 athletes, co-authored by a senior research fellow from the school of medicine and public health at the University of Newcastle, Kypros Kypri, found close to half received sponsorship that included free or discounted alcoholic drinks.</p><p>The study showed that when free alcohol was provided, drinking rose to harmful levels - which for most participants was more than six drinks in one sitting. Even free uniforms were enough to encourage players to drink.</p>

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  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It is funny how self-righteous our press is. I would probably not be wrong in saying that journalists probably have the highest problems with alcohol of any profession in Australia.
     
  3. hoax1210au

    hoax1210au Member

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    Yeah exactly
    "THE VB FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder whether we should do our own muckraking and finger pointing, I am sure we could mount some pretty good evidence against these "journalists"
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    i have thought for awhile about starting a website
    for people to dob in journos and media personal who go out and get ****faced and behave badly

    turn the tables on those ****s
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    you wouldn't be protected under freedom of the press, so you would need to be extremely careful about what is said and how accurate it is though, please take my previous post as nothing more than a comment
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I lived in Canberra for a while and the bar at the Press gallery has some legendary stories. I doubt that much has changed. The best way to get some press coverage in to throw on free drinks.
     
  8. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, but then who are you going to report it to?
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      If they were so high minded about it they should decline all alcohol sponsorship in their papers?  LOL I''ll never live to see that day.
     

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