Would You Give Up Your Can Of Coke If It Had A Picture Of Rotten Teeth On It?

Australian cigarette packets carry graphic photos of possible smoking consequences, and the same deterrents may be added to sugary drinks. SA's health department might want to pay attention.

If you pick up a packet of cigarettes in Australia, you'll be met with a graphic photo depicting the possible consequences of smoking. Now, researchers have suggested the same idea should be applied to sugary drinks.

A team from Australia's Deakin University conducted an online experiment to examine the drink choices of almost 1,000 Australians aged 18-35.

They found young adults are less likely to buy sugar-sweetened drinks that have health labels, particularly those with graphic warnings about how added sugar can lead to tooth decay, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

[READ MORE: What your favourite drinks are doing to your teeth?]

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