Three reasons why ban on alcohol advertisement is not a judicious policy

In the late 1990s, Nepal for the first time restricted the advertisement of alcoholic beverages in electronic media. The government of Nepal imposed additional control post 2017, which barred liquor companies to publish advertisement in print media and conduct any type of promotional activities including sponsorship. While the initial restrictions were executed to extend support to international community, more recently the government claims to have levied stricter regulations to discourage the use of toxic substance as it has wider social and public health considerations. Continue reading..