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• An experimental 20% tax on sugary soft drinks for at least a year, like that in operation in parts of the US, to see what effect it has on sales. The potential £1bn annual tax yield could help fund an increase in weight management programmes.
• Local councils to limit the number of fast food outlets allowed to operate near schools, colleges, leisure centres and other places where children gather.
• NHS staff to routinely talk to overweight patients about their eating and exercise habits at every appointment and offer them help, under a policy of "making every contact count".
Originally posted by GRS1234
well my opinion is simple why not i support the system and honest people trying to make the system work and take that as far as you can throw it soft drinks be taxed hell yes
Originally posted by cartenz
Im all for it. If you drink soft drink you are obviously not smart enough to have money; so instead of all that you spent on these poisons going to the body corporate making and marketing this poison, some must go to the health system that will be treating you health problems caused by ingesting such.
Seriously, adults drinking "soft-drink"? grow up and grab a beer ya soft-c****
Originally posted by ollncasino ...
If you drink soft drinks your obviously are not smart enough to have money?
That is a bit harsh.
First it was the soft drinks they came after. But I said nothing because I drank beer.
Originally posted by homeslice
Shouldn't doctors etc. be advising patients on healthy eating and appropriate exercise anyway?
Isn't that kind of like, their job?
I would support limited fast food places in school areas etc - but a soda tax is silly. Soon it will be your couches and TVs!edit on 17-2-2013 by homeslice because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Elliot
TaX, tax, tax! But into whose pocket do these 'taxes' go when all services are declining and what are they using the money for?
The potential £1bn annual tax yield could help fund an increase in weight management programmes.