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November 22, 2023
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ADPH respond to no and low-alcohol consultation

No level of alcohol consumption is safe for our health.

The promotion of NoLos maintains the narrative that individual choices are the problem. It shifts attention from dealing with harmful products and the way they are promoted. Without a clear evidence base, NoLos should not be promoted as a national policy.

According to the WHO, while there is an expanding market of NoLos, ‘their effects on global ethanol consumption and public health are still questioned. Policies and regulations about NoLos’ availability, acceptability and affordability are lacking and evidence about their benefits is limited.

Today, we have submitted our response to OHID’s consultation on no and low-alcohol products. We recommended that more evidence is needed before increasing the substitution of alcoholic drinks with alcohol free or low-alcohol alternatives (NoLos) among people who drink above low risk levels is made a policy.

Read our response in full
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