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How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks

Image What do these ads featuring Joe Camel, Kool-Aid Man and the maniacal mascot for Hawaiian Punch have in common? All three were created by Big Tobacco in the decades when cigarette makers, seeking to diversify their holdings, acquired some of America’s iconic beverage brands. They used their expertise in artificial flavor, coloring and marketing… Read More »

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Rethink the sugary drinks: dentist in push for health levy

Rethink the sugary drinks: dentist in push for health levy Tooth decay from sugary drinks is increasingly affecting young children, the Australian Dental Association says.  “There’s definitely been an increase of decay over the last five to 10 years, especially in younger children and young males,” dentist Dr Mark Morrin said.  “There’s nothing more tragic than… Read More »

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