California lawmaker proposes health warning labels on sodas

California lawmaker proposes health warning labels on sodas

LA Times: The bill would make California the first state to require labels, similar to those on cigarette packs, on sugary drinks.

The label would read: "STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay."

"When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers," state Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) said at a Capitol news conference.

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