MPs call for warnings on all alcohol
Alcohol could come with a health warning, similar to those on cigarette packets, under new rules proposed by MPs.
The All Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse, chaired by Chatham and Aylesford Tracey Crouch, is calling for the labels to be compulsory on all beer, wine and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking.
It is part of a raft of proposed measures to tackle alcohol abuse and the rising cost of drinkrelated issues.
Miss Crouch said alcohol harm costs the UK £21 billion a year.
The group is calling for clear labels on alcohol with health warnings, drink-drive messages and nutritional information, such as how many calories are in a bottle of wine.
Miss Crouch said: “There isn’t one single measure that is going to solve the problem of alcohol harm but we do think labelling and more prominent labelling could make people more aware of what they are consuming.”
The cross-party report is also calling for strengthening of rules around advertising, a minimum unit price and tightening of drink-drive rules.
It suggests the drink-drive limit is reduced for younger drivers, which could mean a single drink could push a motorist over the limit.