Ads for alcoholic beverages may be banned in Portugal
The strategy aims to apply to alcohol the same as tobacco promotion. It will be up for public discussion until the end of the month.
Advertising for alcoholic beverages may be prohibited in Portugal, as already existing in commercials for certain products. It is one of the measures included in the National Strategy for the Fight against Cancer and aims to reduce dependence on alcohol consumption.
The proposal was announced this Friday, July 1, and will be. until the end of the month. The objective is the regularization of marketing and the concern with respect for alcohol applied to tobacco. The plan to fight oncological diseases also disclosed the increase in the prices of nicotine products and the legal age for the same sales, limiting access to cigarettes.
In this way, the director is expected to “people who can undergo changes”, which are factors in various types of cancer, explains the National Program for second oncological diseases.
Alcohol is identified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the WHO as a carcinogen, as are certain foods, such as processed meats. consumers are related to the treatment of diseases and their consumption should be in both.
Cancer is responsible for 2.1 million deaths in Europe every year, making it the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO the World Health Organization), at least a quarter of the European population will travel throughout their lives.