Alcohol products in Canada do not contain basic information or warning labels although alcohol has now surpassed tobacco as the substance with the greatest costs and harms in Canada. FAR has requested that the federal government mandate information and warning labels on alcohol products in Canada to inform and protect consumers and the Canadian public. Our request was endorsed by 20 experts and organizations.
Prevention and harm reduction are two of the four pillars for addressing the harms related to substance use. Information and education are important to both of these pillars. The public cannot take steps to minimize harms if they are unaware as to what those harms may be.
Read the request here.