Saturday, January 13, 2007

Campaign knocks drinking games off shelves

Three of the nation's larger retailers -- Kohl's, Target, and Linen's & Things -- have removed board games that encouraged binge drinking, following a coordinated public opinion campaign aimed at curbing underage alcohol consumption.

The games, with names such as Shots 'n Ladders, Drinko, and Keg Pong, are takeoffs on popular children's board games, but players take drinks instead of accumulating points. Details.

Spearheading the public opinion campaign were local groups such as the Oregon Partnership with coordination by national groups like Join Together, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

More on the campaign.

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