Wednesday 17 October 2018

A little of what you fancy...

'While aware of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, the time-honoured view that everything is okay in moderation still strikes me as reasonable.' Stock photo: Getty
'While aware of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, the time-honoured view that everything is okay in moderation still strikes me as reasonable.' Stock photo: Getty
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - While agreeing we should be aware of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, the time-honoured view that everything is okay in moderation still strikes me as a reasonable approach to consuming foods or liquids that we enjoy.

Stark health alerts will definitely scare a percentage off the booze, but will those be the people who'd never drank to excess anyway, rather than the heavy imbibers who are unlikely to be deterred by any health warnings?

And if alcohol is to be stigmatised, should we not have similar scary labelling on, say, red meats and processed meats? These have been classified by the World Health Organisation as ''probable'' causes of cancer.

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