California rejects tobacco-style sugary drink warnings

June 18, 2014 4:33 AM

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California rejects tobacco-style sugary drink warnings

A bill that would have made California the first state in America to require warning labels on soft drinks was effectively killed on Tuesday.

Senator Bill Monning's bill failed on a 7-8 vote as his fellow Democratic lawmakers doubted whether a label would change consumer behaviour. It needed 10 votes to pass.

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