81% of people 'support compulsory sugar warnings'

A poll for ITV News by ComRes has found that a majority of people would like compulsory health warning labels on food and drinks that are high in sugar.

The poll, of more than 2,000 people, revealed:

  • 81% want compulsory warning labels
  • 35% would like a new tax imposed on food and drinks especially high in sugar
  • 82% support controls on advertising food and drinks high in sugar to children

Read: How to spot the added sugar in your food

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