PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The French Health Ministry wants to reduce the number of pregnant women who drink. They plan to enlarge the warning label on bottles to make it more visible to people consuming alcohol.READ MORE: Body Found At Broomall Auto Body Shop Owned By Missing Man George Hughes, Police Say
Dr. Bernard Bassett Physician says, “It’s a small microscopic warning and it’s not visible and it’s not understandable.”
Winemakers say they are worried the labels could make the public think of wine like they do cigarettes with warning labels.READ MORE: Off-Duty Officer Thomas Munz Jr. Killed While Riding Motorcycle In South Philly Was Involved In Fatal Shooting Of Walter Wallace Jr.
Winemaker Francois Labet says, “We are afraid to see the possibility of having alcohol kills on our bottles, yes we are. That’s why we consider that it’s really excessive.”
A 2017 study found about 27% of French women drink alcohol while pregnant. In the U.S. about 15 percent of women drink while expecting and the number is 60% in Ireland.MORE NEWS: Brotherly Love: Wheels Of Change Bringing Help To Families In Their Own Neighborhoods