Portsmouth Pour Challange

Take up the challenge and get to grips with your units!

If you or people that you work/socialise with are curious to know how many units you are actually pouring when you pour yourself a drink then this is the challenge for you!

It is very easy to free pour our drinks at home and not be aware of how many units we are actually drinking.

You will be required to pour a glass of your usual tipple and then get to see how your pour compares to actual unit measures.

If you are interested in participating and would like to receive a free pack with everything in it to enable you to conduct the exercise please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

No-one can say that drinking alcohol is absolutely safe, but by sticking within these guidelines, you can lower your risk of harming your health if you drink most weeks:

  • Men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.
  • Spread your drinking over three days or more if you drink as much as 14 units a week. 
  • It is also advisable to have at least 2-3 alcohol free days a week.

Dr Janet Maxwell, the council’s director of public health said: ‘Alcohol units can sometimes be tricky to understand. ‘This challenge helps individuals to get a feel of how their pour measures up against national guidelines. ‘We’re running this challenge because if you live in Portsmouth you are 47 per cent to 50 per cent more likely to die of liver disease than the national average.

‘It’s really important that we understand units and guidelines so that we’re all able to make better informed decisions if we’re drinking.’

There are an estimated 17m working days lost to alcohol-related sickness each year according to the Department of Health. So protect your employees and your business by taking the pour challenge in your workplace.

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