Community attitudes on alcohol and cancer risk


To better understand the community’s attitudes relating to cancer prevention, we conducted a survey of 2,482 adults in NSW. The survey included questions on knowledge and views on the link between alcohol and cancer risk.

Only 47% of people surveyed correctly identified that alcohol consumption is a risk factor for cancer.

Participants were asked which strategies to reduce problems associated with alcohol-related harm they supported. There was a high level of community support for such strategies. Over 70% supported health warnings on alcohol labels, 69% supported restricting online alcohol advertising to those  younger than 18, and 66% supported drinking guidelines on alcohol labels.

Read the full report: NSW Community Survey on Cancer Prevention – Alcohol