The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) is an alliance of organisations advocating for evidence-based solutions to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms in NSW and the ACT. The Alliance launched on 13th December 2012 at Sydney’s Parliament House, where it unveiled a new campaign highlighting the harms associated with alcohol use over Summer.
NAAPA currently has 44 member organisations from a range of fields including health, community, law enforcement, emergency services and research organisations. Cancer Council NSW is proud to be a member of NAAPA.
Drinking alcohol increases the risk of developing some cancers, particularly cancers of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, bowel, liver and breast. Oral cancers are six times more common in alcohol drinkers than in non-drinkers.
Cancer Council recommends that people limit their alcohol consumption. Those who do not drink should not take up drinking alcohol.
For people who do drink alcohol, the recommended amounts are:
- An average of no more than 2 standard drinks a day
- To avoid binge drinking (more than 4 standard drinks in one session