"People need to have a better grasp of how much they're drinking by adding up their units.
"Alcohol can be a major contributing factor in many health disorders so it's vital that people think about how much alcohol they drink," he said.
Joe Korner, from The Stroke Association, said the organisation fully supports efforts to make people aware of the health risks associated with excessive drinking.
"There are around 1,100 haemorrhagic stroke deaths every year associated with alcohol and statistics show that women who drink over double their recommended limits are more than four times likely to suffer a stroke, and men almost twice as likely," he said.
Mark Hastings, of the British Beer and Pub Association, said: "We fully support the aim of giving people information on which to make their own decisions.
"But the government needs to be careful not to target the sensible majority while failing to tackle abuse by the minority.
"What people need is realistic advice and sensible action, not interference with their own judgement."
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