Berkeley, California recently passed the United States’ first tax on soft drinks in order to reduce consumption. An Assemblyman in New York, Karim Camara, has also proposed a state law requiring health warnings to be displayed on soda cans and bottles similar to the warnings on packages of cigarettes. Have they gone off the deep end?
Some don’t think so. With obesity levels rising and diabetes becoming more common in western nations worldwide, it might be useful to have a reminder of what possible health risks a can of soda can bring. Too many times a sweet taste of a cola makes one forget that it contributes to tooth decay. A label may work to continue education. Regardless, when you eat out, opt for a water glass than a soda pop anyway. Your teeth and waistline will thank you. For more on this topic, click here:: Should the UK Introduce Warning Labels on Soft Drinks Too?