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As expected, and as reported yesterday here on MNB, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to mandate warning labels on soft drink cans and bottles. The labels would follow the tobacco warning label model, telling consumers that drinking the products will lead to weight gain and/or other health problems such as heart disease, tooth decay, osteoporosis and diabetes.

The American Beverage Association released a statement describing the request as grandstanding that "patronizes consumers and lacks common sense.”
KC's View:
So a guy walks into a store and sees two packs of cigarettes. One has a warning label that reads, “Smoking can cause impotence.” The other reads, “Smoking can cause cancer.”

So he points at the second one and says, “I’ll take those.”

But seriously, folks…

At the end of the day, are we simply going to have to label everything?