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Poll: Would graphic photos on cans stop you from buying sugary drinks?

The study found that people were less likely to buy the fizzy drinks when images were on the cans.

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GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNINGS like those on cigarette packets, showing rotten teeth on cans of fizzy drinks, could deter people from buying them, a new study has shown.

Professor Anna Peeters from Australia’s Deakin University investigated the feasibility of introducing health warnings about the links between sugary drinks and obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

The study of around 1,000 people found that all warnings reduced a person’s inclination to buy the sugary drinks. There was a 20% drop where a picture of rotten teeth was used.

In light of the new research, we want to know what you think?

Poll: Would graphic photos on cans stop you from buying sugary drinks? 

Poll Results:

No (3920)
Yes (3240)
I don't know (565)

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