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Teenagers at a partyWhile tobacco advertisements are prohibited from television, ads for alcohol run rampant during some of television’ s most popular programming.

During the 2003 Super Bowl, Anheuser-Busch, manufacturers of Budweiser, captured the most air-time minutes with 11 commercials. The price tag: over $20 million. Hard liquor ads, prohibited from airing on the networks, have found a home on cable. More than 400 independent and cable stations across the nation air commercials for hard liquor.


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