[T]he “domino theory” i.e. that once a measure has been applied to tobacco it will be applied to other products is patently false. The same argument was used against the ban on tobacco advertising, but 9 years after the tobacco ban in the UK, alcohol advertising is still permitted with no sign of it being prohibited.Erm.
A charity has called for a complete ban on alcohol advertising at music and sports events.
Alcohol Concern wants the action to protect children and young people from what it describes as "excessive" exposure.
The charity wants a ban on alcohol advertising in the trailers of films shown in cinemas with less than an 18 certificate.Dunno about you, but that looks like a 'sign' to me, especially since every proponent I've heard on TV or radio this morning has referenced tobacco ad bans as their inspiration.
Plain packaging of alcohol is merely a few steps further down the line, that's all.