Ireland to require cancer warning labels on alcohol; will US follow suit?

The following is an excerpt from The New York Times.

Fifteen words are roiling the global alcohol industry.

Beginning in 2026, containers of beer, wine and liquor sold in Ireland will be required by law to bear a label in red capital letters with two warnings: “THERE IS A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN ALCOHOL AND FATAL CANCERS” and “DRINKING ALCOHOL CAUSES LIVER DISEASE.”

The requirement, signed into law last year, is backed by decades of scientific research and goes much further than any country has thus far communicated the health risks of alcohol consumption.

It has sparked fierce opposition from alcohol businesses worldwide, but it is also inspiring a push in some other countries to pursue similar measures.

“It’s an important step,” said Dr. Timothy Naimi, the director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria. “People who drink should have the right to know basic information about alcohol, just as they do for other food and beverage products.”

A bill has been introduced in the Canadian Parliament that would require labels on all alcoholic beverages to communicate a “direct causal link between alcohol consumption and the development of fatal cancers.”

Last week, the Alaska State Legislature held a committee hearing on a bill that would require businesses selling alcohol to post signs carrying a cancer warning…

In November, the W.H.O. and the I.A.R.C. declared in a joint statement: “No safe amount of alcohol consumption for cancers can be established.”…

The United States last altered its warning labels in 1989, when it introduced language that discouraged drinking during pregnancy, or before driving or operating heavy machinery, and that vaguely acknowledged that alcohol “may cause health problems.”

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6 thoughts on “Ireland to require cancer warning labels on alcohol; will US follow suit?”

  1. Will USA follow suite? The sixty four thousand question?
    My take is a big fat NO! Government agencies are so entwined with business members who were once employed by the very companies they are now required to regulate.

  2. Unbelievable. Come to Piemonte, Italy and meet all the octo- and nonagenarians who have been drinking wine since before puberty. How ridiculous. A typical example of government over-regulation! Needless to say, the W.H.O. has lost all credibility IMHO.

  3. I don’t disagree that these labels are a long time coming. So much havoc is wrought upon families by alcohol abuse. However the timing seems suspect. After all, we’ve known this for decades. It seems that Big Pharma could be throwing the alcohol industry under the bus so to speak to take the blame away from that product that shall not be named.

  4. I find it absolutely amazing that glyphosate is OK to drown our food supply in, depopulation injections are OK, poisoning our air and water is OK, killing thousands in medical malpractice that is acknowledged is OK, flooding us with nano bots is OK, nothing to see there. But “scientific research” has determined a “direct casual link” for cancer from alcohol. Liver disease from over consumption over time has long been known. Nothing new there. This hits me as another bullshit distraction game to keep everyone from looking at the real cancer culprits and the death cult charading as healthcare with its quack treatments.

  5. Will they also be sticking cancer warning labels on phials of the COVID frankenjabs? Nah, of course not, despite the mass of evidence showing they can cause this disease.

  6. Agree with most of the posted comments here.
    I would add that this opens the door for class action litigation, which will be worth billions to the legal industry.
    The worst damage done by overuse of alcoholic beverages is to families and is often passed from generation to generation.

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