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Call for wine labels to tell of dangers.

WINE bottles should carry health warnings to curb problem drinking, MPs and peers will say today.

The All Parliamentary Party Group on Alcohol Misuse says labels must get cigarette-style warnings.

The group also called for a minimum price per unit for alcohol, tougher rules for alcohol marketing and a cut in the drink-drive limit.

Group chair Tory MP Tracey Crouch said: "The facts of the scale of alcohol misuse in the UK speak for themselves: 1.2 million people a year are admitted to hospital due to alcohol."

A Government spokesman said it had already agreed with the drinks industry that 80% of bottles and cans will carry health messages.

And he added: "We have banned alcohol sales below the level of duty plus VAT to tackle the worst cases of very cheap alcohol."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2014
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