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Visible alcohol advertisements and the relationship with violence

Researchers studied the relationship between the presence of alcohol advertisements on the exteriors of outlets selling alcohol and occasions of violent crime near the outlets in Baltimore, Maryland. They found that almost half of the outlets in the city had alcohol advertisements on their exteriors that were visible, and that the outlets with visible advertisements were more likely to have violent crime happen nearby than outlets without visible exterior alcohol advertising.

The article, “Alcohol advertising and violence,” was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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