Change4Life Helps Raises Awareness of Effect of Alchol

A smartphone app and online drinks checker have been made available by the Change4Life campaign to help people see the impact alcohol can have on their health, waist and wallet.

The new tools are part of a nationwide campaign by the NHS to raise awareness of the health impacts of drinking over the lower risk guidelines on a regular basis.

More than 9 million drinkers in England are potentially putting their health at risk by regularly drinking above the guidelines, yet a YouGov survey in 2011 found that most people are unaware of the serious health problems which drinking can lead to.

The campaign also offers handy hints and tips on how people can cut down – such as having alcohol free days, not drinking at home before they go out, swapping to low alcohol or alcohol free drinks and simply using smaller glasses.