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Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 245792, tabled on 18 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to require alcohol producers to include warnings on their product labels about the health effects of alcohol and its link to cancers.

Answered on

30 April 2019

The Government has no plans to include cancer warnings on alcohol labels. The United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking guidelines highlight that the risk of developing a range of health problems, including cancer, increases the more you drink on a regular basis. Information on the low risk guidelines is also available on the NHS website.