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EU survey shows support for better warnings of alcohol risks

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:606
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The public in the European Union strongly supports better information about the potential dangers of alcohol.

    Almost 77% of people would like to see warnings placed on containers and advertisements alerting pregnant women and drivers to the harm alcohol can cause, according to a new EU-wide survey by Eurobarometer.

    The research also found that 10% of respondents indulge in binge drinking, defined as consuming five or more drinks in a single sitting. Binge drinking is almost double that average, at 19%, in 15-24 year olds; it is most …

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