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Senate Approves Measure for Sugary Drink Warning Labels

 
Senate Approves Measure for Sugary Drink Warning Labels
Posted Friday, May 30th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

The state Senate has approved a measure that would require warning labels on sugary drinks, including sodas, that say they can contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

"So what we're talking about, simply, is providing consumers with the right to informed choice -- public right to know," Democrat Bill Monning of Carmel said. 

Monning says healthcare costs related to preventable diseases is costing the state billions of dollars.

Republican lawmakers say its unfair to single out certain industries when others can contribute to health problems as well. The bill now heads to the state Assembly.

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