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Baltimore officials want warnings on sugary drinks

Baltimore officials want warnings on sugary drinks

Amid an epidemic of obesity among children, Baltimore officials want to warn consumers away from sugary drinks sold in the city.

Legislation introduced Monday by Councilman Nick Mosby would require business that sell or advertise sugar-sweetened sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, juices, coffees and teas to post signs warning consumers that they contribute to tooth decay, obesity and diabetes.

Mosby, who is running in the Democratic primary for mayor, and City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen announced the effort earlier Monday.

"The science is clear: The biggest contributor to childhood obesity is sugary drinks," Wen said. "Childhood obesity will...