UK government announces plan to tackle alcohol

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:659
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    UK alcohol manufacturers could be forced to give similar health warnings on alcohol bottles to those that currently appear on cigarette packets, if plans to tackle excessive drinking, outlined in a government report, are accepted.

    The report, from the Prime Minister's strategy unit, outlines a package of measures to try to curb people's drinking because of the effect of excess alcohol on people's health and the separate issue of alcohol related violence. The measures include improving the “safe drinking” message as …

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