Should we have health warnings on alcohol?

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:27 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
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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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Can't exactly warn someone of an unpredictable explosion, but you can warn them that a couple 40 ouncers may put them in the hospital.




posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by DaTroof

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.


I can go into a supermarket and buy a bottle of instant coffee that would would kill me stone dead if I drank it all at once.


Coffee & Cocoa - The Deadly Poison

Dr. Jay Milton Hoffman, Ph.D.

Millions of people today are drinking what they think are harmless beverages, but in
reality they are shortening their lives by the use of these poisonous drinks.

Caffeine and theobromine are responsible for many degenerative diseases. Caffeine is
found in coffee, tea, colas and many soft drinks.

Link


First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:48 AM
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That's their choice if they want to go the hospital. Not yours nor anybody elses.

Someone on here said it best.

If I wanted a Nanny, I would have of hired one.

Like Trix is for kids, Nannies are for kids.

Not grown adults who choose to live their lives like they want too.

[Do we tell you have many kids you can grow?] [Cabbage Patch Babies?] [Do we tell you how much you should eat in a day?] [How much money your allowed to spend?]

Point is, I don't tell you how to live your life. Don't tell me how to live mine.

Just about anything is going put you in the hospital. You can't stop fate. Unless your in that movie..[I forgot what it was called]
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:58 AM
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yes health warning "May cause happiness and for you to be more relaxed and merry' as i partake of some J&C right now
merry eve to all and to all a good mmm burrito time



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:59 AM
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Maybe.
If the print was very large.
I have a hard time reading liquor bottles. Sometimes it helps if I cover one eye though.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:23 AM
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We have warning labels all over the place here. There's the Surgeon Generals warning on our liqour bottles, then there's a health risk warning on the wall or door in some restuarant bathrooms, ect....

From the OP link


• 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


Here in Texas, liqour stores are open from only 10am-9pm, and closed on Sundays. You can buy beer and wine in grocery stores and gas stations, but the law says sales must end at midnight, except for Saturday night/Sunday morning, which is 1am. Not sure when sales are allowed to re-open up. Im not a morning person.


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


Wine is a "high-strength" product?......Not from what Im drinking.

Also for the warning labnels part. Im looking at the bottle of vodka im drinking, and see "Government Warning: (1) According the to Surgeon General....blah blah blah."

Yes alcohol is dangerous, but it's your own choice to drink it, which I am now



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:25 AM
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Also for the warning labnels part. Im looking at the bottle of vodka im drinking, and see "Government Warning: (1) According the to Surgeon General....blah blah blah."

Wow. Mine says that too. But I'm not pregnant so I guess it's ok.
There's more though. But I can't read it even when I cover one eye.
Oh well. Need ice.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:33 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Also for the warning labnels part. Im looking at the bottle of vodka im drinking, and see "Government Warning: (1) According the to Surgeon General....blah blah blah."

Wow. Mine says that too. But I'm not pregnant so I guess it's ok.
There's more though. But I can't read it even when I cover one eye.
Oh well. Need ice.


Yea, I usually give up reading my alcohol label after i see :Gover" and drink



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:45 AM
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Short answer: No
If people of legal drinking age need a reminder of the consequences of over indulging, they shouldn't be drinking in the first place.
JMO



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by Ghost375

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.


People KNOW alcohol isn't safe! My first husband was (and still is) an alcoholic- and don't give a damn about safety. Having raised two kids to adulthood I can tell you that even kids know it's not safe. Anybody that tells you different is either lying to you or lying to themselves. But the quickest way to get kids to do something that even THEY know is bad is to make a big deal about how dangerous it is. Most kids will try alcohol, no doubt about it. But as kids are naturally rebellious during certain phases if you really want them to do something- just stress to them how dangerous it is!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 10:36 AM
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Putting a health warning label on an alcoholic beverage is almost as bad as slapping a label on a coffee saying "Careful, contents are hot!"

If you don't know the adverse effects of alcohol, you probably shouldn't be drinking. Just sayin'.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
If you don't know the adverse effects of alcohol, you probably shouldn't be drinking. Just sayin'.

So you agree that we should put labels on the bottles, since the fact is, no one is talking about the health risks, and who is going to google the dangers for something that is advertised as harmless on TV?? Other than DUIs, no one talks about the risks of alcohol, and they are more than just OD'ing. I guarantee 99% of people who drink, couldn't name half of them.
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by KamaSutra
Would warnings hurt?


Would warnings help?

It amazes me that people believe that some printed words on a label will prevent someone from indulging in smoking or in drinking. Of course it's unprovable, but I would not be surprised if printed cigarette warnings have saved a single life in their long history. Do you really thuink that someone reads a label, "Smoking is hazardous to your health." and has some epiphany that maybe he shouldn't smoke any longer? It's a useless endeavor.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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Isn't funny that we print warning labels on some products, but don't insist on true and full ingredient listings on nearly everything else we consume?



It's breathtaking how dysfunctional and inconsistent we are as a society.
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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For myself being alcoholic I don't think warning labels would do much good, maybe for occasional drinkers it may be a deterent ? The big problem is how they sensationalize drinking in advertising , making it seem like when you crack open a beer a dozen hot girls show up and want to party with You !!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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Injurious to health now = cigarettes, alcohol. Future = beer, meat and mating.



 
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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Warning on booze bottle: "Warning, Alcohol can make you drunk and has been proven in the state of California to increase your chances of becoming a parent."



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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Putting warnings on drinks wont help anything. People will ignore those just like they do cigarettes.

The reason they want labels on drinks is Not for public health but to " to prevent drinks firms sponsoring sport. " . They are a lobby seeking to gain control and power through this tactic. Doctors KNOW warnings don't help and people will ignore them, so they have to use their power and influence to do something else.



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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i agree with the majority here, alcohol kills ALOT of people. it is one of the more lethat drugs in my opinion. fair play for bringing this up, i suspect it will continue receiving astounding YES's.!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 03:12 PM
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Hell, living's bad for you.

Ffs, you'd have to have lived an extremely isolated existence if you weren't already aware that alcohol can be bad for you.

Got to say it's helped me through all the best times of my life, and helped me understand the bad times as well.

Anyway, back to more important things - where's that bottle opener, walking the dog tonight and Match Of The Day on soon.
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