A Public Health Perspective on Zero- and Low-Alcohol Beverages
There is an expanding market of no- and low-alcohol beverages (NoLos). However, their effects on global ethanol consumption and public health are still questioned. Policies and regulations about NoLos’ availability, acceptability and affordability are lacking and evidence about their benefits is limited. Concerns have been raised about the impact of NoLos in reducing alcohol consumption and its associated harm and the possible drawbacks and implications, such as misleading minors, pregnant women, abstainers or those seeking to stop drinking about their actual ethanol content. The alcohol by volume content of NoLos must be defined, harmonized and clearly labelled. Learn more in this report by the World Health Organization (WHO).