IOGT on Alcohol & World Cancer Day 2015

February 18, 2015

To mark World Cancer Day (February 4), IOGT international published a sobering reminder that alcohol consumption is the second most significant risk factor for developing cancer. The blog calls for decisive action by governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to reduce alcohol-related cancer by implementing evidence-based alcohol policies that reduce consumption, including: restriction of advertising and promotion; increasing alcohol taxes; and reducing access and availability. Pointing out that the alcohol industry aggressively perpetuates myths to deny the harm caused by alcohol consumption, the blog also recommends focusing on raising awareness that alcohol causes cancer.

Read Alcohol Justice's fact sheet about alcohol and cancer here.