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AFS welcomes revised alcohol consumption guidelines
Responding to the government’s statement today on the alcohol consumption guidelines, Alison Douglas, Chief Executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland said:
"Alcohol Focus Scotland welcomes the Chief Medical Officers' guidance which is based on a comprehensive review of the latest scientific evidence. The guidance makes clear that there is no completely ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption since cancer risk increases with any amount of alcohol consumed.
"The challenge now is to help people better understand the health risks associated with alcohol so we can all make informed choices about whether, what and how much to drink.
"It is totally absurd that legislation requires more consumer information to be printed on a pint of milk than on a bottle of vodka. Mandatory labelling, including clear health warnings, would help us understand and manage the risks associated with alcohol consumption. We also urge the Scottish Government to invest in a mass media campaign to clearly communicate the updated advice to healthcare professionals and consumers."
Read the UK Chief Medical Officers' guidance - UK Chief Medical Officers' Low Risk Drinking Guidelines (pdf)