A group of MP’s are being urged to place health warning labels onto alcoholic drinks. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse has expressed their feelings that all alcohol should have health warning labels – just like tobacco products.
The group has outlined that tobacco products have health warning labels, food and soft drinks have nutritional information on whereas alcohol often only states the percentage proof and units. The groups strongly feel that a simple answer to alcohol harming the body could be adding Health Labels onto Alcoholic Drinks.
As well as placing these warning labels onto the products, the group are also fighting to lower the drinks drive limit and introduce a mandatory minimum price for each unit of alcohol.
Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, chairwoman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse, said: “The facts and figures of the scale of alcohol misuse in the UK speak for themselves – 1.2 million people a year are admitted to hospital due to alcohol; liver disease in those under 30 has more than doubled over the past 20 years and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21bn.
What are your thoughts’s on these health labels? Do you think they will make a difference or do you believe it’s a way for the government to say they are tackling the problem?