Rod Phillips smiling at cameraProfessor Rod Phillips was interviewed on Radio QR FM Calgary on the question of health warnings on bottles of alcohol.  The issue has arisen with the recent report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction that draws attention to the health harms of alcohol consumption.  It draws attention to links between alcohol and several cancers, and it recommends levels of alcohol consumption that are dramatically lower than earlier recommendations.  It proposes that warning labels be attached to alcohol, as they are with tobacco products.

Rod discussed the effects of health warning labels on consumption and the practicalities of introducing this sort of measure in the face of opposition from much of the alcohol industry.