San Francisco Passes Warning Label Ordinance
Exciting news! San Francisco becomes a nationwide leader in the effort to warn consumers about health risks linked to sugary drinks! The city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed *THREE* sugary drink ordinances Tuesday, June 9, 2015!
Modeled after legislation our parent organization, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy sponsored at the state level, one of the ordinances will require health warning labels be placed on sugary drink advertising in the city (on billboards, bus shelters, etc.). The other ordinances will prohibit city dollars from being spent on sugary drinks for events put on by the city, and prevent advertising of sugar-sweetened drinks on city-owned property/at city facilities.
Supervisors Malia Cohen, Eric Mar and Scott Wiener took brave steps in standing up for public health by proposing and fighting for the passage of the new city laws.