The McGowan Government has partnered with Cancer Council Western Australia to launch a new Alcohol.Think Again campaign, called Spread.
The Spread campaign will be played across television, radio, social media and outdoor advertisements from tomorrow (Sunday, October 25).
The campaign aims to reduce alcohol use by increasing awareness of the link between alcohol use and cancer.
It shines a light on the fact alcohol is a cause of cancer in at least seven sites of the body.
‘With every drink the risk of cancer in the breast, liver, mouth, throat and bowel increases,’ the television commercial says.
‘Reduce your drinking to reduce your risk.’
In 2018, there were three alcohol-caused cancer hospitalisations every day, costing the State Government about $14 million.
It is estimated about 400,000 Western Australians drink alcohol at levels likely to cause to long-term health issues.
Alcohol.Think Again is part of the McGowan Government’s comprehensive approach to reduce the level of alcohol-related harm in WA.
Visit https://www.alcoholthinkagain.com.au for more information.
To get help for harmful alcohol use, find your local Community Alcohol and Drug Service at https://www.myservices.org.au or call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198