Docs voice for use of warning images on alcohol bottles
If you find graphic images of diseased livers on alcohol bottles then don’t be surprised, as the docs have proposed the use of such graphic images as a warning for drinkers. This proposal came as a result of the trend of excessive consumption of alcohol in the UK. In the BMA conference in Edinburgh it was known that the alcohol consumption in the UK had doubled since 1960. It is expected that such warnings on the bottles of beer and wine will help to reduce the consumption to some extent.
It is clearly known that in recent times their has been a major upward trend in the drinking culture in the UK. This in turn is resulting to more and more alcohol related ailments and also is giving rise to more crimes. Doctors have raised the need to use graphic images on alcohol products and also such posters in pubs and clubs where alcohol is largely served.
UK has been fighting with the severe problem of binge drinking from a long time and also in recent year’s cases of under age drinking has come up as a major concern. With such an easy availability of alcohol to all, this problem has become a major problem now. To overcome this problem such unpleasant images on alcohol bottles, can and posters will help to some extent.
According to doctor Raj Narula, a urologist at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, Wales, excessive consumption of alcohol causes cirrhosis of the liver which leads to cancer. Its time to take some decisive step to combat this problem, slowly this problem is taking shape of an epidemic and we need to fight it out before its too late. He said we have to start from an early age targeting teenagers who are more vulnerable to this drinking culture.
So the day is not far when we can see images displaying the hazards of consuming alcohol on liquor bottles.