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Poor awareness of alcohol guidelines
Colin Shevills – Balance North East
An Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) commissioned survey has exposed a poor understanding of the alcohol guidelines amongst the British public. Newspapers focused on the fact that only 10% of people mentioned cancer when asked which disease and illnesses are linked to alcohol. We invited Colin Shevills – whose organisation, Balance North East is a member of the Alliance – to speculate on why so little is known about the guidelines.