An updated rapid review on the potential effectiveness of alcohol warning labels

Funding body

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

Duration of support



In 2018, CISUR was commissioned by Health Canada to prepare a rapid review on the evidence regarding the potential effectiveness of alcohol warning labels. The present study is an update of that report prepared in response to increasing national and international interest on the topic.

Progress to date

We have collated comparative international data on the implementation of warning labels on alcohol, tobacco and cannabis products. We have been granted access to a database on alcohol warning label studies recently created by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Work on the project is being shared with Dr Paula O'Brien’s team at the Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne, Australia. An update of the 2018 report has been released.