Hood takes to airwaves to tell adults to stop giving minors alcohol

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wants adults to stop giving booze to teens.

Hood is campaigning against giving alcohol to teens in advertisements this week.

It's part of a national campaign.

"We Don't Serve Teens" week is a first-year campaign sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and The Century Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible drinking.

Several million dollars in advertisements for national and local radio, national periodicals and on billboards is being used in the campaign this week.

In the commercials, Hood will be reminding people that providing teens with alcohol is unsafe, irresponsible and illegal.

He urges parents to talk with teens about the dangers of underage drinking.

Selling or giving alcohol to minors is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to one year in jail.