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California law proposal would put health warning labels on soda
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Posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver

California law proposal would put health warning labels on soda

Would you drink that soda if you were reminded it could harm your health? A California lawmaker wants to highlight the obesity risk that the sugary drinks bring with a new warning label.

State Sen. Bill Monning proposed a bill on Thursday that would require health warning labels on soda or fruit drinks that contain added sweeteners that are 75 or more calories per 12 ounces.

The SB1000 bill's hypothetical warning label would read: “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.”

If passed, the law would start on July 1, 2015.

“When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers,” said Monning, according to the Los Angeles Times. “As with tobacco and alcohol warnings, this legislation will give Californians essential information they need to make healthier choices.”

Monning added at a press conference Friday morning that he believed that warning labels “will face less resistance in the Legislature” than a proposed tax, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The California Medical Association, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, California Black Health Network and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California are listed as co-sponsors of the bill.

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Big soda!
1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure! It worked so well for cigarettes! /s


2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:36:24 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Sub-Driver
require health warning labels on soda or fruit drinks that contain added sweeteners that are 75 or more calories per 12 ounces

So if the product was naturally sweet, not added sweeteners, it is okay?

Selective rules designed to help one group and hurt another, because the somebody in the government decided they could.

We don't need the government to pick winners and loser for us.

3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:42 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fast food restaurants in California are already required to put the calorie intake next to everything on their menus. Wonder how many people that has prevented from being obese?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:45 AM PST by Durbin
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To: Sub-Driver

followed shortly thereafter by additional taxes so that ‘education’ can be funded to get people to not drink soda


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:42:43 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.livestrong.com/article/450038-juices-with-the-highest-sugar-content/


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:46:40 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver
States that border CA should put up warning signs at their borders.

"Dangerous Stupidity Ahead"

7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:07 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In every language but Engrish right?
only the 3rd worlders need to be told how to live here, what to eat & drink, etc, not the natives... /mild sarc
8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:35 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Sub-Driver
How about putting together a 100 year water plan or an energy plan or rebuilding the freeway system?

These hippies are burying their heads in the sand and passing feel good legislation while the State goes bankrupt and runs out of water and energy.

Instead we have billions of dollars going to a fast train to nowhere and they think we need to force companies to warn people that drinking a six pack of Coke a day might make you fat.

THEY THINK EVERYBODY IN AMERICA IS DUMBER THAN THEM.

Unfortunately they have enough stupid people to keep electing these bozos to office.

How many languages are these warning labels going to be printed in?

Is there a special gay and lesbian warning, because most lesbians I have seen are huge.

9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:52:19 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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They should put a warning label on all “You are now entering California” signs.

” California may be dangerous to your mental health.”

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10 posted on 02/14/2014 10:55:38 AM PST by Mears
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They had better start applying those warning labels or I’m just
going to keep drinking those sodas.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 10:56:55 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sub-Driver

As long as we can tattoo target markings in the forehead of each and every liberal, I see no problem with this.

After all, they (liberals) present a danger also...a much greater danger.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 10:58:46 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

How about sticking a tattoo warning about Democrats on their heads in read?


13 posted on 02/14/2014 11:00:54 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: TigersEye

“Dangerous Stupidity Ahead”

But don’t forget this sign: “HOME OF FREE REPUBLIC AHEAD”


14 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:02 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Mears

Or maybe we normal Californians should have turned
the libwhacks from yourstate, USA around and sent them
back to you a generation or two ago.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 11:09:47 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

Is this a victim thing? I don’t do victim things.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:19:59 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are we going to see similar warnings on bread, potatoes, and pasta? A carb is a carb, after all, the body can’t tell the difference.

Or at least on fruit juices? Or other high-carb beverages, like beer?


17 posted on 02/14/2014 11:52:43 AM PST by jdege
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To: Sivad

“Or maybe we normal Californians should have turned
the libwhacks from yourstate, USA around and sent them
back to you a generation or two ago.”


You’re absolutely correct. There are few sane areas left in this country due to the insanity of liberalism and the chaos of the 60s.

.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 11:57:02 AM PST by Mears
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To: TigersEye

No, you do the blanket statement, talk out your ass stuff.
Check your own backyard for stupid liberal stuff.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 11:57:32 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: knittnmom
Sure! It worked so well for cigarettes! /s

Cigarette smoking is WAY down -- almost non-existent from what I can see. May or may not be related to the warnings on packs.

20 posted on 02/14/2014 12:00:33 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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