scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,978
Tobacco and alcohol advertising has always been an important issue in todays society especially because of the affect it can have on todays adolescents Even today alcohol is the number one choice for youths of America For example twenty-four percent of eighth grader forty percent of tenth graders and fifty-one percent of twelfth graders reported a past thirty day alcohol use as contrasted with ten percent of eighth graders nineteen percent of tenth graders and twenty-three percent of twelfth graders who reported use of marijuana within the same thirty day period J Unger p 178 Looking at these statistics seems quite high Thinking that the majority of the high school population uses alcohol is surprising Advertising alcohol just feeds the fire even more Alcohol advertising is the major source of information for todays youth concerning alcohol Estimates indicate that that in any certain year a typical adolescent may encounter in excess of two thousand beer wine and liquor advertisements from magazines newspapers television and billboards A 1996 study of children ages nine to 11 found that children were more familiar with Budweisers television frogs than Kelloggs Tony the Tiger the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or Smokey the Bear J Ungerp179 In the recent years the internet has become a prime outlet for advertising beer wine and liquor Studies show that the numbers have risen from forty three web sites that advertise alcohol in 1997 to seventy seven in 1999 J Ungerp179 the stunning thing is that some the websites in which these advertisement are on contain youth material Websites that contain alcoholic material take very little preventative measure to make sure that youths cant access their material For example having visitors to the website with alcoholic content sign in with a date of birth can be very easily manipulated Youth alcohol use can lead to many problems such as suicide car accidents violent behavior towards others high risk sexual behaviors drug use and poor academics
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA