Taking steps to reduce your risk of harm


The misuse of alcohol and harmful patterns of drinking pose a number of problems. These not only include negative effects on the health of those drinking too much, but also cause harm to families and society as a whole.

The proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 is the first time we will seek to address these negative impacts on public health grounds, and is part of a suite of measures designed to reduce alcohol consumption and limit the damage to the nation’s health, society and economy.

The Bill includes provisions for minimum unit pricing, structural separation, health labelling on products that contain alcohol, restrictions on the advertising and marketing of alcohol, the regulation of sports sponsorship and restrictions on certain promotional activities.

For information and guidance on alcohol and services provided by the HSE visit