Monday, 18 February 2013

Fat Planet

I read this morning that doctors have reported to the government suggesting they should look into putting a 20% tax on fizzy drinks. With alcohol already being heavily taxed how can they justify putting tax on soft drinks too?!

I know the country has a problem with obesity but does taxing drinks make a difference? Should people not make their own decisions about what they can drink without the government profiting from it? The government needs to do more to tackle obesity but that starts with education, not punishing consumers.

If people want to drink alcohol or soft drinks then make them aware of drinking responsibly. Inform them of the calories and health risks that binging on them will cause. Both can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle.  

If the government has their way the milk bars from A Clockwork Orange won’t seem so far away anymore...

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