READER REPORT:

Label alcohol like cigarettes

GRAEME WOODFIELD
Last updated 05:00 26/12/2012
Alcohol
Fairfax NZ

DRINK UP: Do we need health warnings on alcohol labels?

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Given the Government's inability to create sensible laws regarding alcohol advertising and labelling, is it not time to shame individuals in the alcohol industry to make real moves to ensure all alcohol and all advertisements contain clear warnings about drinking during pregnancy and the risks of cancer?

The scientific data is there, the politicians ignore it all, but the alcohol industry, (as with tobacco companies) will be aware of the data.

I wonder how people working in the industry can sleep well? I suppose the unscrupulous tobacco people were able to and ignored the information for the sake of the almighty dollar.


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