(DAILYMAIL) — Just two glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day can treble the risk of mouth cancer, ministers warn.

They say that drinking slightly more than the recommended safe alcohol limits can massively raise the likelihood of many life-threatening illnesses.

In stark TV adverts to be aired this week, the Government will remind the public of the dangers of having a few drinks in the evening to unwind.

It will point out that besides trebling the risk of mouth cancer, regularly drinking six units of alcohol also doubles the chances of developing high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

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