Call You and Yours: Do you drink too much?

What would make YOU cut down your drinking? A group of MPs and Peers wants compulsory health warnings on bottles of wine and beer, just like cigarette packets. Would that make you drink less?

They also want a minimum price for alcohol, and to reduce the alcohol limit for drink driving, particularly for young drivers.

More than a million hospital admissions a year are caused by alcohol, and more than 15,000 deaths. Alcohol increases the risk of illnesses including cancer and heart disease, and has led to liver disease in young people doubling in 20 years.

The risks of drinking alcohol have been known for many years, but we're still drinking too much.

What would it take to make you cut your drinking? Or if you have managed to cut down - how did you do it, and what prompted you to make the change?

The phone number to call is 03700 100 444 from 10am.
E-mail youandyours@bbc.co.uk
Or you can text 84844.
(Tweet using the hashtag #youandyours.)

Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.

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