Comment on alcohol advertising in WA

The citizens of Washington have a rare opportunity to comment on and potentially impact alcohol advertising in our state. The Washington State Liquor Control Board is reviewing Chapter 314-52 WAC - Advertising and is inviting public comment.

Areas up for discussion include:

-- Adding a regulation that significantly limits the amount of advertising on the outside and in the immediate vicinity of a retail establishment;

-- Adding a regulation that specifically limits the amount of advertising placed on both the inside and outside of windows;

-- Prohibiting sponsorship of events in public venues such as parks, street fairs, government buildings, or at community festivals;

-- Prohibiting alcohol advertising in all college media.

People who work in the substance abuse prevention field have created a document providing information about alcohol advertising and these regulation changes. It is available through the Prevention WINS website in its "What's New" box.

Comments on these proposed changes may contact the Liquor Control Board before March 20 one of the following ways:

By mail:
Rules Coordinator, Liquor Control Board
P.O. Box 43080
Olympia, WA 98504-3080

By email:

By fax: 360-664-9689