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Put 20% tax on soft drinks to cut obesity

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  • Researchers say price hike would drive down sales of sugary beverages
  • Tax would raise £276million a year to help NHS treat obese patients
  • People aged 16 to 30 are the biggest consumers of soft drinks

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OR... Now here is a crazy idea, how about doing a bit of exercise or avoid the soft drinks?

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The government doesn't want you to make those decisions for yourself. Your wellbeing is their business, not yours, and so they'll make changes to ensure you're as fit as they want you to be.

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I've read that cutting down the number of Experts hired by Governments to produce Reports could result in a saving of as much as 60%.

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Vice taxes don't drive down sales, nor are they intended to. After all, if everyone quit smoking the government would lose a lot of revenue. The same goes if they chuck a vice tax on soft drinks.

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NO! Why should I pay more for a drink just because fat people live unhealthy lifestyles. As long as everyone is educated to the 'dangers' or rather facts of soft drinks then it is their choice to consume too much of them. Kids should be educated by their parents and school, also their parents should be punished for allowing their kids to become obese, IMO it a form of child abuse.

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they will pay the extra and keep drinking it. just like smokers just keeping paying more for cigarettes and continue to smoke...and b**** about the price while they do

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it says it will help 285,000 lose weight. that would be a drop in the ocean when you consider we live in a country of 62 million souls. so for me its not worth it not when there is more serious cause of obesity and thats personal choice at the end of the day if someone is fat its because they choose to be.

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it says it will help 285,000 lose weight. that would be a drop in the ocean when you consider we live in a country of 62 million souls. so for me its not worth it not when there is more serious cause of obesity and thats personal choice at the end of the day if someone is fat its because they choose to be.

Actually I'd add that some people have underlying untreated psychological issues that lead them to obesity, but still a vice tax isn't going to effect their behaviour.

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I think there should be a "Stupid Tax" on politicans that impose stupid taxes...

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did bloomberg move to uk???

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The knowledge that they use corn syrup, made from GMO corn, is enough to cut into soft drink profits. no need to tax it. The trend is not to drink soda anyway.

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BPA causes obesity too. While they seek to numb out the pineal gland, those control mongers are also affecting the hypothalamus.

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  • Researchers say price hike would drive down sales of sugary beverages
  • Tax would raise £276million a year to help NHS treat obese patients
  • People aged 16 to 30 are the biggest consumers of soft drinks

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OR... Now here is a crazy idea, how about doing a bit of exercise or avoid the soft drinks?

Doesnt this violate peoples freedom?

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Doesnt this violate peoples freedom?

Since when have Governments ever worried about that? It's all about Protecting People - it's for their own good!!

And making lots more money in taxes.

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