Most Americans Unaware Alcohol Can Cause Cancer!
The majority of Americans are not aware that alcohol consumption causes a variety of cancers, and especially do not consider wine and beer to have a link with cancer, suggest the results from a national survey. Alcohol is a leading modifiable risk factor for cancer yet most Americans are unaware that alcohol increases cancer risk. Increasing awareness of the alcohol–cancer link, such as through multimedia campaigns and patient–provider communication, may be an important new strategy for health advocates working to implement preventive alcohol policies
@sharbatanu The potential to save lives by ensuring that consumers have a more accurate understanding of the link between alcohol and cancer, which will empower them to better protect their health. A petition filed by, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, all in collaboration with several public health organizations, proposes labeling that would read: "WARNING: According to the Surgeon General, consumption of alcoholic beverages can cause cancer, including breast and colon cancers."