Our policy on alcohol

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Alcohol is a known cause of cancer. The more a person drinks the greater their risk of cancer. Reducing the number of people who drink at harmful levels is important for reducing the number of avoidable cancers in the UK.

The UK population drinks substantially more than they did 50 years ago. This sustained increase is putting a large proportion of the UK at increased risk of cancer. Cancer Research UK is making the case for a comprehensive alcohol strategy to reduce drinking in the UK to levels where the risks are minimal.

We also want to see better health information so that people can make informed choices about how much they drink.

We work closely with the Alcohol Health Alliance.

We also commission research on alcohol policy.

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