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California soda warning measure advances

California soda warning measure advances

A California bill that would require sugary drinks to bear the label “State of California Safety Warning: Drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay,” cleared the state Senate's health committee last week, according to reports.


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If passed, drinks with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces would be subject to the rule.

The bill was introduced by State Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, and follows failed proposals for a penny per ounce tax on soda that would’ve generated about $1.7 billion to promote nutrition education, according to reports.

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