MPs Suggest "This Might Kill You" Safety Warnings on Booze

By Gary Cutlack on at

The placing of cigarette-style safety warnings on alcohol has been suggested by a group of MPs, with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse claiming that sticking on warnings could help tackle the country's drinking problem.

The committee wants the government to consider agreeing to 10 proposals, including an "evidence-based health warning" on the label along with clear and specific data that spells out exactly how many units of alcohol are contained within, should you be feeling destructive enough to drink everything in the house.

The manifesto [PDF] also wants booze marketing rules to be tightened to lessen potential appeal to youngsters, and suggests lowering the drink-driving limit and widening the use of "sobriety orders" to reduce the social impact of troubled alcohol users. [BBC]