Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Soda Tax: What Can a Penny Do?

Save a hell of a lot of lives over ten years.  It would also lead to quite a drop in heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

And, in case you need further reinforcement as to why drinking soda is a bad idea, take a gander at this:



If you can't read this poster clearly, you can check out the full size version here.

6 comments:

  1. The problem is that adding taxes to an item to try and reduce it's use does not work until the item becomes so expensive that stopping it's purchase makes a huge difference to your wallet. This has been the case with tobacco and alcohol. There comes a breaking point for most people but it is generally once you have practically doubled the price.

    However, I am against taxes as a method of trying to 'control' people. What I prefer is that there are consequences to a persons action. Much higher health insurance costs for smokers or alcohol. Higher costs when it is deemed greater injuries due to not wearing a seatbelt etc..

    At the end of the day, my costs for a healthy living is not much different that someone who eats fast food, smokes, drinks and has soda. I would like there to be a benefit to me other than just being healthier.. like health insurance costs significantly lower.

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  2. Golly that is scary...
    I have stopped sugar and my skin looks wonderful..thanks for the updates

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