Should we have health warnings on alcohol?

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:03 AM
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British doctors want to include cigarette-style warnings on alcohol and to prevent drinks firms sponsoring sport.


The alliance of 70 medical bodies and health charities is demanding that:

• A third of the label on all cans and bottles of alcohol should be given over to a hard-hitting warning about the health dangers of over-consumption

• A ban on all alcohol advertising and sponsorship. That would stop alcohol manufacturers paying millions to have their name on teams' shirts or in the title of a competition – such as Budweiser, which sponsors the FA Cup in England

• Drink sales in shops and supermarkets should be restricted to certain times, and alcohol products sold only in designated areas, to reduce "pre-loading" – in which people drink cheaper shop-bought alcohol before going out

• A hike in the price of high-strength products, such as certain wines, to discourage consumption

The Guardian


Sale of alcohol should be restricted to certain times and only in 'designated' areas?

Smokers did warn that that once they were finished with smoking the puritans would move on to the drinkers.

Luckily, the Department of Health has rejected the proposals by the coalition of 70 British medical bodies and health charities.




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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2nd hand alcoholism isn't a direct issue but arent around 1/3 of all fatal car accidents due to DWUI?

I know cigs can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke cause they have the labelling warning that.

Can alcohol cause cancer heart disease or stroke? Since its not labelled, I don't know.

All alcoholic beverages right? Including cider?



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:14 AM
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To answer your question, YES!

Alcohol is much more dangerous than any illegal narcotic or tobacco.

I've watched 2 friends die because of drinking.

I can theoretically get cancer from my first puff off of a cigarette, but in reality, I can go buy a bottle of Jagermeister or (insert favorite brand here) LARGE ENOUGH TO GIVE MULTIPLE PEOPLE ALCOHOL POISONING!

Let's think about this for a second. Sure, I can also buy enough aspirin to OD too, BUT IT TELLS YOU WHEN TOO MUCH IS TOO MUCH RIGHT ON THE LABEL!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by KamaSutra

Can alcohol cause cancer heart disease or stroke? Since its not labelled, I don't know.


Being alive is a leading cause of cancer, heart disease and strokes.




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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by DaTroof

Alcohol is much more dangerous than any illegal narcotic or tobacco.

I've watched 2 friends die because of drinking.


But you lived to tell the tale?

I had a friend who was an alcoholic. He got run over by a bus.

If people want to drink, that is up to them. The nanny state has no right to tell people how to live their life.



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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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Would warnings hurt?

Smoking is now illegal even outside of restaurants and clubs, buildings,.

On the flipside, US *already* has a law against drinking outdoors.

All that's left is to OUTLAW that glass of wine at the restaurant or beer at the pub.

The direction Obama/Rothschilds' "America" is headed, I can totally see Alcohol being restricted to in-home consumption pretty much where smoking is already at now.

Remember the days when there was a smoking section in the restaurant or bar you could smoke in? Not anymore.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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No.

We should put warning labels on people who drive the normal mentally insane.



I'm still going smoke and drink with those labels on. You only live once. And I might as well enjoy the time I got without worrying about every little thing that's going make me completely ill devastated.

Seriously, people need to get off their ar&& rather than huddled around so much information that they let every little thing consume them, their lives and ours.

A bunch of hypochondriacs is what is.

OMG...It's the Health Apocalypse. We're all going die, so let's ruin everyone else chance of happiness.

A stupid world we live in. And that's the simple truth. Amazing how these sociopaths got jobs.




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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One was killed in a drunk driving accident,the other succumbed to years of degradation to his liver and pancreas. I just think there needs to be a better way to meter consumption, like bottles that can only pour 50ml at a time or something. I don't have the answers, but it's absurd that anyone over the age of 21 can go into any liquor store and buy one bottle that will kill you if you drink it all.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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Bad idea. Big warning labels explaining how dangerous something is equals twice as many under aged kids finding it absolutely necessary to try it out at even younger ages than they do now. Want to make sure kids do something? Make a really big deal about why they shouldn't do it.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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Yes, it should have a warning imo.

Anything that can poison you if ingested should have a warning.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by goochball
Yes, it should have a warning imo.

Anything that can poison you if ingested should have a warning.


Guess you should put that on the foods you eat, air you breathe, and anything else about life. That just about covers it in a nutshell.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater

Originally posted by goochball
Yes, it should have a warning imo.

Anything that can poison you if ingested should have a warning.


Guess you should put that on the foods you eat, air you breathe, and anything else about life. That just about covers it in a nutshell.


A lot of foods do have warnings, like the safe handling instructions label on raw chicken. It tells you your food may contain bacteria that could make you severely ill if mishandled or not cooked properly.

...And I never almost died from air poisoning, so not too worried about that.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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Only on anything less than 12 years old....

Excluding some good micro brews and wine....



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by ollncasino
 
Bad idea. Big warning labels explaining how dangerous something is equals twice as many under aged kids finding it absolutely necessary to try it out at even younger ages than they do now. Want to make sure kids do something? Make a really big deal about why they shouldn't do it.


Um, WAAAAAAY more kids drink alcohol than smoke cigarettes.


Alcohol is the worst drug on this planet. I've drank a ton. I would know. It does need warnings. So many people think it's safe. It's not.

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:04 AM
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Wait till your near a propane tank explosion plant, then you tell me how you don't get air poisoning. Couldn't breathe all night nor smoke. And that will last for hours if not days in your lungs. And not to mention all the car smog inducers. No, there's no air poisoning.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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Should alcoholic beverages have warnings?

Should fast food have warnings?

Should rubber barriers have warnings?

Should carbohydrate food manufacturers put warnings on their products?

Should freeways have warnings of vehicle exhaust inhaled in lungs?

Thanks OP you got me thinking on this one.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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There should be warnings on hammers, then.

Because if I hit myself hard enough with a hammer, I could hurt myself.

ETA; and large rocks. Large rocks should also contain a warning.
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
reply to post by goochball
 


Wait till your near a propane tank explosion plant, then you tell me how you don't get air poisoning. Couldn't breathe all night nor smoke. And that will last for hours if not days in your lungs. And not to mention all the car smog inducers. No, there's no air poisoning.




Well, it's not the air hurting you. It's the propane...which has plenty of warnings. Also, they do have air quality alerts to warn people if it gets bad.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:12 AM
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It wasn't my explosion, it was a business that went up in flames from propane. Nobody in the area could breath properly. I'm sure they got labels, but someone working there didn't adhere to the label. Everyone else suffered the consequence. And it's not like we had warnings to get out because of air quality.
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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We have those in America. Funny thing, those alcoholics aren't know for taking warnings very seriously. I just wonder if the UK is going to go as hard core as they did with the anti-smoking campaign, where they showed pictures of nasty looking lungs (that debatably may not have been pictures of a human lung, but that's a conspiracy for a different day)






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