T&J Installations is keen to promote responsible drinking.
Did you know?
- The government’s daily guideline is 2-3 units for women and 3-4 units for men.
- There are around 10 million people drinking above the Government's recommended limits.
- Between 15,000 and 20,000 premature deaths in England and Wales each year are associated with alcohol misuse.
- Alcohol can be fattening. If you were to add three or four gin and tonics to your usual daily diet, you could put on 4lbs over four weeks.
- Children learn their behaviour largely from their parents, so how you drink may affect how they drink too, both now and in the future
Alcohol is measured in units. In the UK, one unit is 10ml or eight grams of pure alcohol. Current medical evidence shows that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day and women not more than two to three. "Regularly" means drinking every day or most days of the week. Consistently drinking more than these amounts can risk damaging your health, with the danger increasing the longer you continue and the more you drink.
This table shows many units are in popular drinks:
| Low Alcohol Drinks|
|Beer, lager & cider at 2%||0.7 units||0.9 units||1.1 units||2 units|
|Beer, Lager & Cider|
|Beer, lager & cider at 4%||1.3 units||1.8 units||2.3 units||4 units|
|Beer, lager & cider at 5%||1.7 units||2.2 units||2.8 units||5 units|
|Beer, lager & cider at 6% || 2 units||2.6 units||3.4 units||6 units|
|Super strength beer, lager & cider|
|Beer, lager & cider at 9% ||3 units||4 units||5.1 units||9 units|
| 1.4 units|
Small double measure
Large double measure
|Gin, rum, vodka & whisky||1 unit||1.4 units||1.9-2 units||2.7-2.8 units|
|Tequila, Sambuca||1 unit||1.3 units|
|Wine & Champagne (red, white rose & sparkling)|
|10%||1.25 units||1.75 units||2.5 units||7.5 units|
|11%||1.4 units||1.9 units||2.8 units||8.3 units|
|12%||1.5 units||2.1 units||3 units||9 units|
|13% ||1.6 units||2.3 units||3.3 units||9.8 units|
|14%||1.75 units||2.5 units||3.5 units||10.5 units|
|Sherry & port||0.9-1 unit |
For more details on units and alcohol consumption visit www.drinkaware.co.uk