Two months ago the UK government made plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory. Now Dr. Judith Mackay, an advisor to the World Health Organisation, has suggested that graphic health warnings should also be compulsory on alcohol. This, she says, will ’de-normalise’ drinking.
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."