Irish plan to put cancer warnings on alcohol being closely watched

Scotland ‘happy’ Ireland to fore in campaign to be first in EU to have such labels

Scotland is “in the ridiculous situation where there is a requirement to state the ingredients on alcohol-free beer but not on alcohol itself”. Photograph: iStock

Scotland is “in the ridiculous situation where there is a requirement to state the ingredients on alcohol-free beer but not on alcohol itself”. Photograph: iStock

It is a quirk of law that a bottle of alcohol-free beer must list its ingredients but there is no such requirement for a bottle containing actual alcohol.

“It makes no sense,” says Dr Peter Rice of NHS Tayside in Scotland.

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