Irish Cancer Society urges alcohol pricing action

Charity wants bill to go further with stronger warning labels

26th October, 2016
Ireland urged to follow Scotland on minimum alcohol pricing. Pic: Getty

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has urged politicians to implement a bill which will set minimum prices for alcohol products.

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 is back before the Seanad today. As well as the minimum pricing plan, the proposed legislation also includes health labelling for alcohol products and regulations on the marketing and advertising of alcohol.

The ICS says there is widespread scientific evidence...

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