9 Health Units in Southwest Ontario have teamed up to get you to rethink your drinking. The newly launched campaign is asking Ontarians to look at why, how much and when they drink with an eye to reduce the risks of disease and injury. Public Health Promoter Laura Armstrong mentioned that people think about things such as I shouldn't drink and drive because that's dangerous, but there is a lot more than just that.
She adds there's also dangers to your long term health such as alcohol increasing your risk of cancer, so that's why it's important to rethink you drinking. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health identified more than 200 diseases and injuries related to alcohol use, including liver cirrhosis and several types of cancer including breast cancer. To learn more about safer drinking you can visit: www.rethinkyourdrinking.ca