As smokers will see the ” smoking is harmful to health ” logo on the box of cigarettes as the future in California cola and other sugary drinks , you may first see something like ” sugary drinks harmful to your health ” warning label.
California 13, proposed a motion asking to add health warning labels on carbonated drinks and other sugary drinks , if passed , California will become the first U.S. state to take such measures.
14, according to U.S. media reports, the bill requires all per 12 ounces ( about 340 grams ) calories in beverages, sweeteners front of the package containing more than 75 calories should be added warning labels . Warning labels are intended to be : ” California Safety Warning: drinking beverages with added sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”
Members of the motion proposed California Williams · Monning said these warnings of a national team of nutrition and public health experts . Monning said that a large number of studies show that consumption of sugary beverages associated with these health problems. Fill -related alerts purpose is to allow consumers the right to know the health effects of intake of sugary drinks . “This is a public health epidemic , which claimed the lives of more than gun violence , ” he said.
This proposal was supported by the California Medical Association and the California Department of Public Health Advocacy Center and other institutions. In addition , some organizations in California African-American and Latino minorities , also expressed support , saying that minorities are prevalent in large intake of sugary drinks and the emergence of health problems related to the phenomenon.
In the U.S., 17% of 2-19 year-old children and adolescents , as well as 30% of adults are obese. Currently, California has banned the sale of carbonated drinks and junk food in public schools.
However, for sugary drinks raise health hazard label is bound to impact on the production and sale of sugar-sweetened beverages , and therefore the proposal also faces resistance from the industry.