Submission Number: 00197
Commenter: Carol Walker
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phusion Projects, LLC; Jaisen Freeman; Christopher Hunter; and Jeffrey Wright; FTC File No. 112 3084
Attachments: No Attachments
As a member of my local CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse) I have learned that relentless alcohol advertising geared to teens by being put on the TV shows they watch has made an impression on them that fuels their natural excitement at their age of fitting in with peers and facts show tghat at that age they are extremely likely to experiment. I strongly feel that by endorsing 2.5 drinks as an acceptable serving size the FTC would be greatly increasing the risk of harm to these young drinkers. Only two drinks would make most people drunk, which is bad enough for one's health but also greatly increases the likelihood of a continuing bad pattern, in other words - addiction.
I respectfully request that FTC withdraw this agreement based on lack of science and lack of support from the public health community and other industry members. Please propose a more effective solution to these problems.