Janice - posted on 08/15/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )
This message is from the BC Government's HealthlinkBC. It recommends- 'AVOID all and any kind of 'ALCOHOL" ANY amount increases your risks for 'BREAST CANCER". If you choose to drink,it is recommended to limit your consumption to- 1 drink per day for women,I.e. A 5 ounce glass of wine and 2 drinks per day for men,I.e. 12 ounces and for all liquors/spirits,1.5 ounces per day. This has been a public health and safety message.
A friend of mine came across an item written by a gentleman who is very concerned regarding the effects alcohol has upon men and women and yes some children. We were totally shocked and astounded on the facts that this gentleman had posted. The fact that alcohol causes many cancers including one I am sure most women do not know about and that is breastcancer. I have shown this report from this man to many of my friends and we all agree that just as cigarettes have warnings on there packages so should all alcohol beverages. The adults and children of our future have the right to know all of the effects that alcohol can cause and there are so many that in fact alcohol causes many more effects on a human being then cigarettes do. I at one time did smoke but I do not now but I do not know of any-one smoking getting mad enough to beat there wives or siblings or murdering them. So many men and women have lived with a person with a drinking disorder and to be honest have lived lives of true horror. Depression , strokes, heart attacks and liver deceases and several cancers caused by alcohol is unacceptable and should be addressed accordingly. Alcohol causes so many different deceases
That I am sure most people are unaware of. Why has the government not put a label on these items yet they insist they are on cigarette packages ? This gentleman has started a campaign and I for one along with my friends will be joining it. We want the government of Canada to stand up and do there jobs. We have the right to know of any items whether it be cigarettes , alcohol or pharmeceutical items that may harm any one have labels placed on them . I was surprised also to see how much alcohol should be consumed by males and females each day. I have heard people on the news stating that we should not pay medical bills for people who smoke well look out why should we pay for people who drink and lets be honest I don't know too many who don't and that includes doctors lawyers and people from evey job sector there is. Even a glass of wine if over 5 oz. Is unhealthy for females and over two cans of beer for males likewise. And these are facts. The government will have more medical bills for alcohol then cigarettes . I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my letter and hope you understand that there are many people joining this campaign as it is our rights as Canadians to know of effects that the items that our government is allowing to be sold to us can cause serious health issues and that we want to know about them . This is not an anti smoking or anti drinking campaign it is about our rights to be told as like cigarettes the effects it can cause and I for one would like my children and there children to know this even if they should choose to drink or smoke that is there choice but they have the right to know so that they may choose wisely. If you care like we do please contact the Premier and the B.C Government or any health care providers and voice your concerns also.