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health warningnoun [C]

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COMMERCE a written ​statement on a ​product that warns ​people that eating, drinking, or using that ​product may be dangerous for their ​health: The ​ads here encourage them to ​buy burgers, sweet cereals, and sugary drinks without any ​healthwarning so they ​consume more ​junk.carry/come with a health warning Alcoholic ​beveragescarryhealthwarnings on their ​labels. government/​publichealthwarnings
informal FINANCE in the UK, a ​statement that warns ​people who ​buyfinancialproducts or make ​investments that the ​value of their ​money may ​decrease as well as ​increase: carry/come with a health warning Every ​fundinvestmentcarries a ​healthwarning that past ​performance is no ​indicator of the future.
informal a ​warning that ​figures, facts, etc. contained in a ​report may not be completely ​accurate: The Treasury ​issued a '​healthwarning' with its forthcoming summer ​forecasts.
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