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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Understanding Moderation

Part of responsible drinking is understanding that a standard drink of beer, distilled spirits and wine each contains the same amount of alcohol. It's not what you drink, it's how much that counts.

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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Committed to Responsibility

For more than 75 years, the spirits industry has adhered to a rigorous set of standards for beverage alcohol advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the Code.

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Congressman Billy Tauzin's Statement on FTC Alcohol Advertising Report

September 24, 2003 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (September 9) -- House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) issued the following statement regarding a Federal Trade Commission report released today to Congress on alcohol marketing and advertising: "The FTC's latest report confirms that self-regulation is working, particularly with respect to minimizing the exposure of individuals under the age of 21 to alcohol advertising and marketing messages. "I am pleased to learn that the industry is today announcing steps to institute an ad placement policy that guarantees a minimum 70 percent adult audience standard for all broadcast and print media. This new 70 percent standard is responsible and appropriate. "In addition, I commend the FTC and industry for their work in this area, which serves as a model of how the public and private sectors can work together to protect our nation's teens while preserving the First Amendment rights of industry to appropriately advertise and market their products to the public. I strongly encourage the FTC to continue its partnership with industry in the development of a fair and balanced public policy." CONTACT: Ken Johnson Telephone: 202-225-5735 SCROLLER Publication Name: Publication Author:


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