"Let’s be clear – drinking alcohol carries health risks.
"It causes seven different types of cancer. And the more we cut down on alcohol, the more we reduce our risk of the disease.
"But while we’d certainly like people to be more aware of the link between alcohol and cancer, we also believe in good quality evidence. And that’s why today’s newspaper headlines linking drinking and the most serious form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, bothered us.
"Because the evidence simply isn’t strong enough to link the two."