(CNN) - Sugary drinks sold in California could soon come with a warning label, similar to what's put on cigarette packages.
A state lawmaker is proposing legislation to require companies to place health warning labels on the front of all cans and bottles of soda and sugary fruit drinks.
The LA Times reports the proposed law would apply to beverages that have sugar added and have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces.
The newspaper said the label would read, "State of California safety warning: drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay."
Medical experts are throwing their support behind the measure.
But organizations representing beverage producers said the bill unfairly blames one product for obesity.
If passed, the legislation would go into effect July1, 2015.
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