Well, there's now a discussion brewing about whether we should adopt similar legislation for alcohol packages.
Kudos to the National Post's Tom Blackwell for discovering a commentary — recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal — from Mohammed Al-hamdani who says that such warning labels could help raise awareness about the dangers of high-risk drinking.
"Like cigarettes, alcohol is a social drug associated with considerable health and social costs. Relative to cigarettes, regulators worldwide have imposed very modest restrictions in its advertisements. Studies on alcohol health warnings show that they do not have a strong effect on influencing recall, perceptions and behaviors. Poorly visible and ambiguous health warnings plus the absence of pictorial warnings muddy previous studies," the abstract to Al-hamdani's research paperRead More »from Is it time to require cigarette style warning labels on alcohol packages?