It’s time to put down the beer.
Well, if you’re in Ireland that is.
On October 3rd the country known for its high level of alcohol consumption officially passed a bill they hope will reduce the amount of alcohol consumed.
The Public Health Alcohol Bill is making big changes.
It is now enforcing rules regarding advertising restrictions, alcohol pricing and it’s even going as far as to put warning labels for cancer on the containers.
Health Minister Simon Harris called the bill "a groundbreaking measure,"
and he was proud the bill - introduced over a thousand days prior - had finally been approved.
Harris said,"we know we have a relationship with alcohol in this country that is not good, that damages our health, that harms our community."
According to Ireland’s 2016 Health Research Board, three people died in the country each day from alcohol.
Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar happily tweeted, that the decision will "save countless lives."