You may have seen this story in our news section:
Health experts are proposing a 1 cent per ounce tax on soda to help deter soda drinking. The $14+ billion dollars in tax revenue would be used to fund nutrition education.
Understanding a little bit about economics, I understand the logic of using a tax to help discourage the consumption of a harmful product. (For example, most states tax cigarettes to help reduce demand.)
So for our own little survey:
Are you (or were you) a soda drinker?
Would an extra $.32 on the price of a 32 ounce drink change your behavior?
What do you all think about this tax as an approach to fighting obesity in this country and funding nutrition education?
Do you think there are better ways to approach this issue?
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