Health & wellbeing
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
What it says on the tin (or can or bottle)
Young women and alcohol labelling
YWCA is concerned about the increase of binge drinking among girls and women. Evidence suggests that younger women from poorer communities are among those groups most at risk of excessive drinking. To help reduce this alarming trend, it is vital that alcohol products are labelled effectively. Girls and women have a right to know how much alcohol they are drinking and what safe levels of alcohol consumption are. They tell us themselves that the existing warning messages on alcohol products are not strong enough and do not convey the reality of the risks to their health. To find out more, read our response to the consultation on options for improving information on the labels of alcoholic drinks.
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