Alcohol and cancer videos






The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Commission released the updated 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer on 14 October 2014.

Click below to see the Press Releases on the launch of the revised European Code Against Cancer:

The message in relation to alcohol consumption in the new European Code Against Cancer is:


 If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake.

Not drinking alcohol is better for cancer prevention.


The first conclusive links between alcohol and cancer were established back in 1987[1], yet nearly 25 years later public awareness about these links is alarmingly low. For example, the 2010 Eurobarometer report found that 1 in 5 European citizens still do not believe that there is connection between alcohol and cancer[2].

The ethanol found in all alcoholic beverages is classified as group 1 carcinogen. As revealed in the report, there is “no doubt” that alcohol can cause cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colorectum and breast.

See the Frequently Asked Questions related to this message, such as “How much can I reduce my risk of cancer by limiting my alcohol intake?” here at

For more information on the European Code Against Cancer, please visit:


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