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06/07/2012 - new website on alcohol and cancer

This website is a product of collaboration between ECL and Eurocare and which aims to inform European populations about the link between the two.

10% of cancers in men and 3% in women can be attributed to drinking alcohol. First conclusive links between alcohol and cancer were established back in 1987 yet 25 years later only 36% of EU citizens are sure of this link. The 2010 Eurobarometer report found that 1 in 5 European citizens do not believe that there is a connection between alcohol and cancer and 1 in 10 do not know about the link.

One in three people in Europe are likely to get cancer in their lifetime. One third of all cancers are preventable by living a healthy lifestyle. Moderate or no alcohol consumption is one of the best ways to protect our well being.” said Irish MEP Nessa Childers, while unveiling the website in the European Parliament 27.06.2012, at the Alcohol harms you, other and the society, event.