Warning drinkers of cancer risk could reduce consumption, survey finds

Labels warning drinkers that they risk seven different forms of cancer could make some people re-think their alcohol consumption, according to a survey.

But most people will ignore other warnings on bottles and drinks about the damaging effects of alcohol on health, the survey found.

The annual Global Drugs Survey, which 130,000 people in 44 countries chose to complete online this year, asks about drug and alcohol use, risks and harms. Researchers said that given the success of graphic images on cigarette packets, they wanted to investigate the potential impact of warnings on bottles of wine, beer and spirits among the 3,600 survey responders in England. Read more here.