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New poll says Canadian’s split on new alcohol guidelines

By Caitlin Snow Mar 14, 2023 | 12:03 PM

Art (RUS) Potosi

Canada is split on how much alcohol to consume after the new guidelines came out, according to a poll by Narrative Research, a maximum of two drinks per week, are recommended to avoid health risks.

This is a big change from the previous 15 drinks for men and 10 for women a week, cap from before.

The survey says, with 61% aware of the changes, 4 in 10 Canadians plan to change how much alcohol they drink, and the other 40%, will stay the same, 2% saying they don’t drink at all.

And those who are most likely to change their drinking habits are aged 25-34.

The Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse and Addiction defines a standard drink as a 12-oz. (341 ml) bottle of 5 per cent alcohol beer or cider; a 5-oz. (142 ml) glass of 12 per cent alcohol wine; or a 1.5-oz (43 ml) shot glass of 40 per cent alcohol spirits.


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