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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th July 2018.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming and Rural Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote public understanding of the link between alcohol and cancer.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England’s (PHE’s) ‘One You’ adult health campaign raises awareness of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, including cancers. ‘One You’ provides information, advice and online tools to help people drink less, including the ‘How Are You’ health quiz, website, email programme and the Drinks Tracker app.

In addition, PHE’s ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaigns include a leaflet for public distribution through general practice surgeries, outreach events and partner organisations. The leaflets include advice on how to reduce the risk of cancer such as drinking less alcohol.

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