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Tax on Fizzy Drinks

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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thought I would make something refreshingly different from the same old 'legalize weed', 'gun laws' and 'obama has done this...'

In the UK doctors have called for a new tax to be imposed on fizzy drinks to raise the price by at least 20% in the hope of tackling obesity, they have also called for a watershed on fast food advertisements.

Where do you stand on these?

Personally I think they should focus more upon fast food stores such as McDonalds.
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
There's a tax on cigarettes. I wouldn't smoke as it is but I damn sure won't pay 5-8 bucks for a pack of cigarettes. A tax on soda, which is pretty cheap actually, is not a bad thing. Fewer people can afford to get it as much, which is good.
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like it's helped here. The nation of fat asses doesn't looked like it's helped much. If people want something they still go and find a way to go and get it. And hell, sometimes pop is still cheaper than bottled water.

Focusing on fast food joints may be the way to go though.
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I think fast food is a bigger contributor than fizzy drinks.
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. The proportions are just to much.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The poor are living extravagantly, if you see how much of their income ( percentage ) is spent on food in comparison to the rich, they really just cannot afford it.

Making things more expensive is not going to stop people, its just going to make people to spend more money, what people need is education. School was never good at teaching me what to eat, drink, or the repercussions of said food, and I think they should. However, not just children. The adults need to sit down and see what they are doing to their children.

The watershed is actually a good idea though, the less children see it the bettter, imo.
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Metraxus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i agree! schools need to do more to combat obesity, they should be setting examples instead of serving fatty foods.

although i dont see how a watershed would help as most children go to bed early anyway. unless the watershed is in the daytime?
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The watershed is 9 o clock, so no adverts on food till that point.
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Metraxus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ok i see. Yeah, the less children see of it hopefully the less theyll want it, but then parents need to provide alternatives to fatty foods etc too.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The parents DEFINITELY need education, the generation of children that are younger than us ( if we were to have kids I guess? ) are the first generation that may not out live their parents, due to obesity. That is bad.
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Metraxus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very bad.
excellent point!
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