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42. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2013, 13:30 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 17:33:
It's not *stopping* people from consuming that stuff that's necessary, but consuming less of it. Just like alcohol and tobacco, two products which were used much more frequently in the past before sin taxes and anti consumption campaigns were implemented. Bloomberg should never have tried to ban 32 oz Big Gulps, but instead put a dollar tax on them.

Agreed. Campaigns, education and taxes are the way to go with addressing it. Look at what it's done for smoking. It's becoming more and more marginalized through use of these techniques and it's to the benefit of society as a whole. The same things would probably work with weight related issues which are mostly food consumption problems due to a lack of education about food, cooking and so on.
 
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