Australia: Alcohol Companies Use Misleading Labeling

Posted November 04 2023 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Policy, BigAlcoholExposed, Deception, Evidence, Health Warning Label, Labelling, News, Public Health

Alcohol companies are misleading people with ‘low sugar’ labels. A natioanlly representative poll exposed how alcohol companies use deceptive labels to hinder people’s recognition about the health risks of their own products. The number of people who understood that alcohol is unhealthy fell from 48% to 40% when a “low carb” claim was added, and fell to 37% when a “low sugar” claim was added on the label. This is a 22.9% decline in the recognition that alcohol is harmful to human health.
“All alcohol products increase the risk of cancer, regardless of their sugar or carbohydrate content,” Cancer Council says.

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