How to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level

Date published: 25 August 2016

Between 8 January and 1 April 2016 the Government held a public consultation on the clarity, expression and usability of the new UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMOs) low risk drinking guidelines.


The new guidelines have been developed by a group of experts, at the request of the four UK CMOs, to inform the public about known health risks from drinking and provide the most up to date scientific information.

They have been developed on the basis that people have a right to accurate information and clear advice about alcohol and its health risks and that Government has a responsibility to ensure that this information is provided for citizens in an open way.

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