There are several policy actions regarding alcohol products included in the plan. This EPRS podcast explores specifically the alcohol policy measure of warning labelling. As per the plan:
- Mandatory labelling of ingredients and nutrient content on alcoholic beverages must be implemented by the end of 2022.
- Health warnings on labels should follow by the end of 2023.
As Movendi International reported, the ambitious plan aims to reduce the cancer burden in the European Union affecting patients, their families and health systems. It will address cancer related inequalities between and within EU Member States with actions to support, coordinate and complement Member States’ efforts.
Prevention in general and alcohol policy solutions in particular are central elements in the effort to beat cancer in the EU. Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan contains the target of – at least – a 10% reduction in per capita alcohol use by 2025, as countries had already agreed in 2015 when adopting the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.