Cities have enacted laws against smoking, salt, sugar, trans fat... and it's raising awareness of these unhealthy habits. But is it really effective at improving general health? Maybe not. It's difficult to actually measure what effect these health warnings have when the result is essentially a decades-long experiment on participants that aren't monitored that well. However, smoking is down
, diabetes is no longer on the rise
, and consumption of sugary soda is also down
. (NB: It probably wasn't warning labels alone that caused these trends.)
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