3 reasons salt needs tobacco-style warnings

The humble salt shaker in restaurants, at home and in shops will be plastered with a tobacco-style health warning if a coalition of hypertension experts have their way.


The World Hypertension League — a coalition of national and regional hypertension organisations — has called for all salt in supermarkets and shakers in restaurants to display front-of-pack warnings of the health risks.

In a position statement published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, the league and other hypertension bodies called on governments to require