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NewsBites August 2015 Issue

San Francisco Passes Soda Warning

You can still leave your heart in San Francisco, but officials would prefer that you leave your sugary soft drinks outside the city limits. The city’s lawmakers approved a requirement that a label—similar to those for cigarettes—be placed on advertisements for sugary drinks. The warning, which would not be required on actual bottles or cans, would read: “Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.” A separate measure under consideration at the state level would extend such a warning to the drinks themselves. San Francisco also passed a ban on ads for sugary drinks on public property and on using city funds to purchase such beverages.

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