Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed first of its kind anti-soda pop legislation. The new legislation targets pro-soda pop advertising, bans soda ads, plus requires health warnings be placed on soda advertisements. The health warning posted on soda ads would read as follows:
“WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. This is a message from the City and County of San Francisco.”
Finally, the new legislation prohibits use of city funds for the purchase of sugary beverages. In order for this proposal to officially pass, it must first pass one more vote via the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Then the proposal goes before Mayor Ed Lee, who has yet to officially comment on the ban idea. It’s unclear if Lee will sign, decline to sign or veto the legislation.