If you can’t convince people to eat healthy, make junk food expensive. That is the idea behind soda tax. Why not? If it is true as this article from Mother Jones states that 21% of medical expenses are from obesity than I say tax away the fat.
Would you be more likely to buy a healthy drink (with little or no sugar and no additives and no food coloring and no corn syrup) OR a soda if they cost the same?
For me it is an easy choice. I had a root canal years ago and decided to stop drinking soda and to cut back on my sugar intake. I can’t say for sure that my teeth are okay now because of that decision, but the rest of my body sure feels great. It wasn’t easy, but I don’t miss all those sugary sweet drinks. Actually, my cravings for sweets has diminished a lot since I cut back on sugar and went cold turkey on soda.