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Healthy communities support the reduction of alcohol consumption by restricting the hours or days of sale, restricting the number of sales outlets in a given area, and limiting the exposure of children and youth to retail outlets. 

Alcohol consumption increases the risk of several cancers including colorectal, breast, oral, throat and esophageal cancers as well as other chronic diseases. In a recent study, approximately 620 cancer cases diagnosed in Alberta in 2012 were attributable to alcohol consumption1.

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