The Week: Brand News - Drinks warnings agreed

All alcoholic drinks labels will carry cigarette-style health warnings by the end of 2008, after the Government signed an agreement with the drinks industry to inform people how many units they are drinking.

The labels will include information on how many alcoholic units are in the drink as well as showing the Government's safe drinking guidelines, including the new advice that pregnant women should not drink alcohol. The change will be supported by a major advertising campaign on alcohol, which will aim to raise unit awareness.

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