Thursday, October 7, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Big Alcohol Opposes Graphic Health Warnings for Thai Alcohol

Alcohol makers worldwide don’t want Thailand to set a precedent by requiring large, graphic warning labels on all wine, beer, and liquor sold there, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reported Sept. 27.

If the Thai government approves the plan, 30 percent of every alcohol bottle’s surface would be covered by a label warning about health impacts. Pictures of diseased livers, a bloody traffic accident, a suicide, and a man hitting his wife have been proposed, along with text such as, "Alcohol consumption could harm yourself, children and family."
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