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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.

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 (3242)
I don't know (567)

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