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Alcohol should carry similar warnings to tobacco, MPs say

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5130 (Published 12 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5130
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Alcoholic drinks sold in the United Kingdom should carry similar health warnings to tobacco products to reduce the harmful effects of misuse, a group of MPs has urged. The recommendation is one of a series of measures laid out in a new manifesto from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse,1 launched to advise ministers on ways to tackle the “national pandemic” of alcohol misuse.

The report called for all alcohol products to include mandatory labelling that provided “an evidence based health warning, as well as describing the product’s nutritional, calorific and alcohol content.” Including such warnings would allow …

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