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A proposed bill would require warning signs in Baltimore stores that sell sugary beverages. Seen here with a sample sign are, from left, Aaron Maybin of Baltimore, a former NFL player with the Jets, Bills, Bengals; Dr. Richard Bruno, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Councilman Nick Mosby; Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Heath Baltimore City; Rovi Rawl, Executive Director of Sugar Free Kids Maryland. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore city councilman wants warnings about sugary drinks (access required)

Opponents say proposed legislation would hurt business owners and frighten customers

A Baltimore councilman wants warnings in places where sugary drinks are sold in the city to make sure customers understand the associated health risks. Legislation sponsored by councilman and mayoral candidate Nick Mosby would have the city's Health Department put text linking sugar-sweetened beverages to tooth decay, diabetes and obesity on advertisements, restaurant menus and in ...