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Alcoholic Drinks: Breast Cancer

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 245790, tabled on 18 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 909822, Official Report, column 521, whether his Department is planning a public information campaign to raise awareness of the links between alcohol and breast cancer.

Answered on

30 April 2019

The Department continues to promote the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking guidelines in England through online platforms and by encouraging producers to reflect the guidelines on the labels of alcoholic drinks.

The online guidelines highlight that the risk of developing a range of health problems, including cancer, increases the more you drink on a regular basis. Local authorities also continue to promote these guidelines as part of their public health duties.