We’ve mocked up what these health warnings could look like if they followed the same style as tobacco products.
The recommendations were part of a report by the all-party parliamentary group on alcohol misuse. It points out that other products already carry warnings, and argues that booze should not be exempt.
“Health warnings are a familiar and prominent feature on all tobacco products,” the report says. “Likewise, detailed nutritional labelling is ubiquitous on food products and soft drinks.
“Yet consumer information on alcohol products usually extends no further than the volume strength and unit content.”
The government has in the past considered a law banning the sale of alcohol beneath a certain price, but ultimately backed down.
The spokeswoman didn’t quite rule the labelling policy out, but it’s unlikely that any party will announce the move before the next general election.
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