Thursday, 20 February 2014

For starters

From Grist:

Soon, bottles of pop could come with a health warning akin to cigarettes, if California Sen. Bill Monning’s new bill passes. The senator proposed the measure last week in Sacramento in the context of reducing childhood obesity. (California’s already banned soda in public schools.) SB 1000 would take effect in July 2015.

...As with smoking labels, we’re not sure how effective the warning will be, given that graphic photos of shriveled organs are more effective than plain text. But at least it’s a big step in the right direction!

From Owen Jones (in an atrocious Independent article that would get a proper fisking if I had time):

Alcohol abuse needs to be treated as the national disaster that it is. Banning alcohol advertising would be a good start.

What would these people do if they got into second gear, I wonder?

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