Cooley Distillery opposes cancer warning labels

Whiskey maker says proposal in Public Health (Alcohol) Bill would place a 'stigma' on Irish products

5th February, 2018
Cooley Distillery writes to TDs on Bill. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

“On labelling, we are concerned about the potential addition of an ‘alcohol causes cancer’ label,” said Aoife Clarke of Cooley of one of the key proposals.

Medical studies have made strong links between drinking alcohol and seven types of cancer including breast, liver and bowel cancer.

“It should be noted that no other country in the world has mandatory cancer labels on alcohol products and we believe that such a measure...

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