Ireland passes law putting cancer warnings on alcohol

Alcoholic drinks in Ireland will be labelled with cancer warnings under a groundbreaking law passed Wednesday, which also sets a minimum price in a bid to tackle a “corrosive” drinking culture.

Ministers say the bill, the first in Ireland to address alcohol as a public health issue, will help save lives.

Three years after being introduced, and against strong opposition from the drinks industry, the legislation was passed by the Seanad Eireann, the upper house of parliament.

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