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[Oireachtas] 91. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children his plans to introduce legislation requiring labels on alcohol products to warn of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. [7174/11]. (07 Apr 2011)

URL: http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2011/04/07/00086...


Minister for Health and Children (Deputy James Reilly): My Department is developing legislative proposals to provide for the inclusion of health advice/warnings on alcohol drink containers (bottles, cans) and on promotional materials. Providing advice to pregnant women on the dangers of consuming alcohol during pregnancy and providing other health information to the consumer at the point of consumption are an important means of informing the consumer about the dangers associated with the alcohol product being consumed. Work on the legislative proposals will be informed by the recommendations of the National Substance Misuse Strategy (NSMS) Steering Group which is due to report later this year.
 

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation
Vol. 729 No. 4
Thursday, 7 April 2011
 

Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:7 April 2011
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Alcohol (liquor licensing) laws
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising)

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