metromanila.politics.com.ph

Ruffy Biazon wants health warnings on alcoholic drinks: Nakakaadik kasi!

0 518

Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon is pushing for the mandatory inclusion of health warnings on alcoholic drinks, noting that they also have adverse effects on health like tobacco.

Biazon said he filed House Bill No. 4059 to ensure persons consuming alcohol are adequately informed of the dangers it poses.

The proposed measure also covers establishments that sell mixed alcoholic beverages such as cocktails and other similar concoctions, requiring the inclusion of health warnings at the section of the menu where mixed alcoholic drinks are listed.

Biazon said it has been scientifically and medically proven that consumption of alcohol either impairs the body function and health of humans.

Alcohol is also addicting, with alcoholism a rampant problem worldwide.

Biazon said the government must be consistent in how it deals with what is determined to be harmful to people.

“In taxing the ‘sin products,’ we applied the policy for both alcohol and tobacco, even using the health angle as a justification. So if we have placed health warnings on cigarettes, so should we do the same for alcohol,” he said.