Splashed across the media today are reports about an article written by Gerard Hastings in the British Medical Journal. The article investigates the advertising aims of the alcohol companies and shows them to be targeting young people and that they are very very bad.
Professor Hastings has a bit of history in this area. His work in the areas of tobacco, alcohol and food invariably leads to calls for bans on advertising.
Here he is giving a lecture on tobacco advertising
I think it's fair to say I'm not a fan of his.