February 21, 2014

OK with a Soda Surtax As Well

1 Cal Voters Support Soda Warning Label

A new survey by the highly-respected Field Poll finds strong voter support in California for either a surtax or a warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages. Requiring all such beverages to carry on their containers a warning label reading "Studies show that daily consumption of sodas and other sugary drinks contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay" was supported by 74 percent of all voters, including 80 percent of Democrats, 75 percent of independents, and 64 percent of Republicans. In addition, 67 percent of voters overall expressed support for a tax on sugary sodas if the money was specifically designated to be spent on school nutrition and student physical activity programs. A majority also support restrictions on sugary drink sales near children's gathering places.

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Soda Tax, Sugary Soda Warning Labels, Warning Labels on Beverages, California Soda Warning Label Bill, Field Poll on Warning Labels

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