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California will explore putting health warning labels on soda

18
Feb
2014

Lawmakers in California proposed a new bill last week that would put warnings labels on soft drinks to, they hope, show the link between sugary beverages and the rampant obesity epidemic. The label would read, STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay, and would appear on bottles, vending machines, countertops, and even menus at restaurants where soft drinks are served. State Senator Bill Monning, who crafted the bill with support from the California Medical Association, believes that measure is necessary to keep Californians informed about their health. At a news conference last Thursday, the senator stated, When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers. However, the bill wont pass without a fight, and is sure to draw the ire of those who fear a nanny-state.

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