Alcohol can cause cancer’: Yukon adds warning labels to liquor

Courtesy: Global News

In a new initiative, the Yukon government has partnered with researchers to take on excessive alcohol consumption by warning drinkers that the substance can cause cancer  specifically colon and breast cancers.

The labels are bright yellow and red, and along with pictograms showing how many drinks are safe for human consumption. (FYI that’s two drinks a day for women and three drinks a day for men.) For the next eight months, people who buy their booze at the Whitehorse liquor store will have no choice but to see them.It’s a world first — no other government puts labels on alcohol to warn for these types of cancers, though South Korea warns drinkers about the connection between liver cancer and alcohol consumption. No other province in Canada has labels to warn us of the health repercussions.

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