18 August 2015: Responding to a new study on alcohol and cancer in published in the BMJ, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) said:
‘This research confirms the results of previous studies showing that there is no such thing as a safe level of drinking when it comes to the risk of cancer. We know that the public are still largely unaware of the links between alcohol and cancer, particularly the increased risk of developing breast cancer. We all have a right to know what we are putting into our bodies and at the minute consumers are being denied this right. It’s time that this changed; we need mandatory health warnings on alcohol labels so that people know the facts and can make an informed choice’.