Should Sugary Drinks Come With a Warning Label?
If one California lawmaker has his way, the following warning label will accompany sodas and sugary drinks sold in the state.
"STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay."
State Sen. William Monning (D) announced the proposal on Thursday, arguing that the warning should be on any drinks with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces.
Check out more on the proposal at FoxNews.com.
On Happening Now this afternoon, Sunday Housecall host Dr. David Samadi said he is totally in favor of the warning label. He argued that labels on cigarettes and heightened awareness efforts have helped people to stop smoking.
Samadi said he's not sure if these warning labels will have the same effect, but called it a "good step." He argues that "something's gotta give" in the United States, pointing out that an addiction to sugar is fueling the obesity problem.
Watch the full discussion above.