Skip to comments.Sugar as Dangerous as Alcohol and Tobacco? (libs: tax sugar)
Posted on 02/01/2012 2:55:04 PM PST by EagleUSA
Is sugar as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco?
One group of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, says so. And they are urging a tax on sugary treats and some action by the government to get Americans to cut back on sugar.
In an editorial published today in the journal Nature, the UCSF doctors, Robert Lustig, Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis, said the ballooning rates and costs of obesity, diabetes and other diseases, mean its time for regulators to lump sugar into the same category as booze and cigarettes and put similar restrictions on its sale and availability.
Increased control is necessary, they say, because efforts to keep excessive sugar out of the American diet have failed. So far, evidence shows that individually focused approaches, such as school-based interventions that teach children about diet and exercise, demonstrate little efficacy.
The authors say the government should consider taxing any processed foods that have added sugar, including soda, juice, chocolate milk and sugared cereal.
Other efforts should aim to make sugary foods and drinks hard to get, like imposing age limits for buying soda and controlling when and where sugary foods are sold. They also envision something like a sugar-free zone around schools.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Sugar, alcohol, tobacco, transfat, perfume, after shave, anything that tastes good or smells good, tax is out the kazoo, wait and see, pretty soon we will be taxed on the air we breath.
let me tax your memory...
Politics aside, the moment alcohol enters the blood stream it turns into sugar.
Democrats with any power whatsoever is more dangerous than Sugar, alcohol, tobacco or heroin.
“One group of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco,”
I read enough..that was the 1st paragraph, right? Lemme guess what’s next from these “researchers”: AIDS is good for you.
Can everyone finally at least dispense with the “good intentions” crap at this point?
Anyhoo - notice that they focus their ire not on people - and their responsibility - rather, it’s FOOD that is the “problem”.
I wonder how the folks who were OK with a more than 2000% increase in the tax on loose tobacco will feel when the price of a twinkie hits $20?
I'd say this is more about control. They want to tell everyone exactly how to live. Get rid of anything that they view as remotely unhealthy. Ban it, regulate it. Fast food, sugar, whatever. They get off on telling people what do. Even in Orwell's 1984, the drones got to smoke and eat candy. In our modern Hell of a real life "1984", we won't even get to do that.
Sugar gives a sugar high. Sugar also gives a hangover.
If you eat your heaviest meals during the evening, take B complex vitamin before bed.
You won’t wake up thick as brick.
Similarly with alcohol. If you drink before bed, take C vitamin. It cuts back on the hangover in the morning.
The Paulbots have a solution to raising revenue:legalize pot, package it like cigarettes,put a 75% tax on it and watch the revenue roll in.(That is,until people start losing their jobs because they stay stoned all the time)
But yet, HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is not only encouraged but subsidized ! HFCS is much worse for you than regular sugar !
This is junk science. Sugar does not cause diabetes.
My intake of sugar is quite high, but my health is good, and nothing has ha
Why would it do that? There are people who do not have the enzymes necessary to metabolize alcohol and it just keeps circulating and circulating ~
In the graphic novels for “Judge Dredd”, 22nd c. dystopia, sugar was an illegal substance. The libs want us all to be slaves.
So, how is HFCS subsidized?
so, subsidies and tax it at the same time?
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