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Pediatricians Call for Restrictions on Alcohol Marketing
Statement from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Sazerac Company Tightens Marketing Standards
CAMY applauds move by Sazerac Company to reduce youth exposure to its alcohol advertising.
View the Sazerac Company Announcement
View CAMY Press Release

Beam Global Spirits & Wine Tightens Marketing Standards
Beam's Statement of Voluntary Principles has stronger marketing standards than Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Wine Institute.
View the Beam Voluntary Principles
View CAMY Press Release

Surgeon General Issues Call to Action on Underage Drinking
First-ever Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking asks alcohol companies to end advertising placements that disproportionately reach youth, and supports ongoing, independent monitoring of alcohol marketing to youth.
View the Call to Action
View CAMY statement

Attorneys General Send Letter Concerning Bud.TV
Attorneys General from 21 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia sent a letter to Anheuser-Busch asking for use of stronger age-verification technology on its new Bud.TV website.
View the letter

CAMY Comments on Monitoring the Future (MTF) Survey Findings
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View MTF findings

President Signs STOP Underage Drinking ACT into Law
CAMY hails new law requiring U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to monitor and annually report youth exposure to alcohol advertising to Congress.
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View STOP Act

CAMY Comments on Arbitron Inc.'s 21+ AQH Audience Composition Report
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CAMY Comments on FTC Alcohol Industry Information Request
CAMY responds to a Federal Trade Commission request for information on alcohol beverage companies.
FTC Request for Comments
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CAMY Comments on Surgeon General's Call to Action
The U.S. Surgeon General requested comments on an upcoming Call-to-Action on underage drinking.
View the Surgeon General Request
View CAMY comments

Report on Alcohol Industry Advertising Self-regulation
Alcohol Industry Voluntary Regulation of its Advertising Practices: A Status Report compares alcohol industry codes to FTC and NAS/IOM recommendations.
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Federal Report Under Scrutiny
Public health groups question report on underage drinking.
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Reducing Underage Drinking Legislation
The STOP Underage Drinking Act was introduced in the 108th U.S. Congress on July 21, 2004.
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Members of Congress Speak Out
See what U.S. senators and representatives say about this bill.
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Public Health Groups Speak Out
National organizations concerned about underage drinking have comment on this bill.
View CAMY statement
View CAMY analysis of bill
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Reducing Underage Drinking
A report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Federal Interagency Committee
In the FY 2004 appropriations, Congress asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a plan to combat underage drinking.
See materials on what is being done

Model Legislation
To prompt policy debate on reducing and preventing underage drinking, CAMY drafted model federal legislation based on the recommendations of the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine.
View model legislation

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