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Majority are unaware of alcohol’s link with #cancer. Call for health labelling

More than half of the British public are unaware of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer, according to a survey from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA).

The UK- wide poll found that just 47 per cent of people were aware of any connection between alcohol and the disease.

Alcohol is currently exempt from the EU legislation that makes it mandatory for food products and soft drinks to carry nutritional value information, despite alcohol being classed as a group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organisation.

The AHA’s chair, Sir Ian Gilmore, has said that the lack of health information on many alcoholic products is “indefensible”.

“It’s not right that labelling is mandatory for a box of corn flakes but not for alcoholic products which can seriously harm health,”

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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