Labour plan for 'alcohol, junk food and tobacco crackdown'

A Labour government would impose tough restrictions on the sale and advertising of alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco, according to a leaked policy document.

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Leaked Labour manifesto: Party's key health plans

According to a Labour policy document leaked to the Mail on Sunday, the party's key changes to the sale and advertising of alcohol, junk food and tobacco, include:

Alcohol

Labour says: "Up to 35% of all A&E attendances and ambulance costs may be alcohol related and up to 70% at weekend peak times."

  • End drinks firms sponsoring sporting events by 2020
  • Introduce a minimum price for alcohol
  • Restrict where drink could be sold in supermarkets

Tobacco

So "children born in 2015 will become the first smoke-free generation for hundreds of years."

  • Ban smoking in cars with children present - a measure already backed by MPs
  • Introduce plain packaging

Junk Food

"The health consequences of obesity alone are estimated to coat the NHS more than £5 billion every year and cases of malnutrition are on the rise," the document states.

  • Ban on some high-sugar breakfast cereals
  • Put an end to sweets at the supermarket checkout
  • 9pm watershed on TV adverts of products that are high in sugar, fat and salt

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