If I had to choose between these two parties, I would choose to add tax to pop. " In November, voters in San Francisco will consider a tax on sugary drinks. Many health experts say these drink contribute to diabetes, tooth decay, and being seriously overweight. " The reason why I chose to have tax is because many people drink pop everyday, which can cause many things like obesity, tooth decays, and many more things. If people like children drink pop everyday they will drink pop everyday when they are older because it's like a habit. Tax should be added on to pops because of what they do to you.
I chose the yes tax side because many things are wrong with pop. Pop believe it or not is very bad for us humans. Pop can cause many things. Many health experts say these drink contribute to diabetes, tooth decay, and being seriously overweight, which is really bad. If people put a tax on pop then people who drink pop everyday won't want to buy it as much which will lead them to staying healthy. " Backers of the campaign say a penny-per-ounce tax is needed in San Francisco, to influence people to cut back on drinking sweetened cola, sports drinks and canned teas. Supporters of the tax say that people gulp these drinks without thinking. It's easy to take in empty calories, or calories without any nutritional benefits, this way. " People drink these pops because they think that they are fine and will not hurt you, thinking that they are good to drink. Since almost every one usually drinks pop everyday the tax would be a good thing to add because they don't drink as much pop as usual, and they stop buying them. Yes pop may be really good, and you just want to buy and drink them, but that's the problem. Many people buy and drink without thinking. People just drink, and drink, and drink. While they are drinking these pops they don't notice how many calories are in each pop. For every time you go above 3500 calories, that a pound added on, and each pop probably has 150 calories. So if a person drinks like one every hour that would be 150 x 12 which is 1800 calories and that's not even including your food! Tax should definitely be added on.
Many people think that tax should not be added on because that will lead to other goods prices will be raised. " Opponents, however, say a "grocery tax" will lead to higher prices on other goods. They claim this will hurt small businesses and customers struggling to survive in one of the country's most expensive places. They also warn that city leaders can use the money however they want, despite talk of putting it toward health programs. " I do see there point, other goods will be raised, and on many points I do agree, but when people drink pop the way they are drinking it right now everyday is really bad. If they add prices up on pop people won't buy pop, and other goods will go up some. Since pop and other goods will go up that means that people will stop buying junk food. Most of the cheap foods these days are junk foods, and believe or not junk foods are bad. So if other goods prices will be raised less people will buy them, and people won't gain as much weight from the " goods ".
Yes, I do understand that that pop and junk foods may be really good and if they raise prices on the pops other goods will raise up, but what we all need to understand is that pop isnt as important as evryone thinks. In my opionion pop is the worst thing that any one can have. Pop can damage your heart, teeth, brain, and lungs. This is what happens to your teeth " Each time you have a sip of soda, sugar bonds with bacteria in your mouth, giving rise to acid. This acid weakens enamel, which over time leads to bacterial plaque that causes cavities. Soda also lowers the pH of the saliva, boosting bacterial proliferation and dental erosion. ", your heart " people who drink only one can of soda a day dramatically increase their risk of chronic heart disease (CHD). Compared to participants who drank the least soda, those who drank the most were 20 percent more likely to have a heart attack. “Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with increased risk of CHD and some adverse changes in lipids, inflammatory factors, and leptin ”, your brain " excessive amounts of added sugar can reduce the production of a chemical known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). And with inadequate levels of BDNF, everyday cognitive tasks like learning and memory formations become much more difficult " and last but not least your lungs " Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). "The amount of soft drink consumption is associated with an increased chance of asthma and/or COPD,” Dr. Zumin Shi, a researcher at the University of Adelaide and lead " www.medicaldaily.com/what-happens-your-body-when-you-drink-soda-sugar-affects-brain-heart-lungs-and-271193
Once again pop can cause obesity, tooth decay, and many other things. Prices may jump up but that also may stop us from eating and drinking these goods. Im just saying that adding tax wont be as bad as people think. These so called " goods " are really bad, so I don't even no why they are called goods. In my opinion tax should also be added on to these goods. These tax would have to added on if people didn't eat or drink these drinks every day, then I would change my mind.