I think that adding tax to sugary drinks would be a good idea.I think there should be at least a penny per ounce on these drinks. This would cause less customers to but these drinks that contain lots of sugar.
Each side has pros and cons. Adding tax to sugary drinks would cause many stores to go out of business. Some people think that there should be tax added, but others think to add tax. People that think there should be tax because of obesity. I think there should be tax on sugary drinks. Health experts say the beverages contribute to health issues such as diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. If the drinks cost more, less people would buy them. Although theres also a downside to adding tax would cause small stores to go out of business. I think adding tax on drinks would be a good idea. I think this because this would decrease obesity. I think that not adding tax to sugary drinks would not solve any problems.
Because Roughly 13 percent of African-American and Latino adults are diagnosed with diabetes. Only 7.6 percent of whites get diabetes. This is according to a 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This shows how many people get diabetes in America. The American Heart Association recommends children consume less than six teaspoons of added sugar a day. A normal-sized can of Coca-Cola is 12-ounces and contains nearly 10 teaspoons of sugar. It has more than four teaspoons more sugar than children should consume in a day. This shows how much sugar is consumed. "This is San Francisco's second try at a soda tax. In 2014, a similar proposal failed to get enough votes for a "dedicated" tax, which requires a two-thirds approval. This year, backers went for a "general" tax, which requires a simple majority and doesn't stipulate how the revenue is spent." and "Opponents, however, say a "grocery tax" will lead to higher prices on other goods, hurting 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." show that the soda tax failed last time, if it is approved groceries are going to be more expensive, and some small businesses may collapse and go bankrupts.
I think there should be tax on soda. I think there should be at least one cent per ounce of soda. Sugary drinks can cause many health problems. I think we should try to prevent these. Many attempts failed to add tax on soda. Many small businesses may go out of business. This may happen because if a tax is added to these drinks then less people would bye them. This could be bad. But there is to much obesity. This is why I think there should be a tax on sodas.