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A fee on sugary drinks?

YES: The soda tax bill offers a way to pay for an anti-obesity program, but more details are needed

By George Kent

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 25, 2013

~~<p>It is good to see that the state's Department of Health and the state Legislature are giving attention to the issue of overweight, especially its more extreme form, obesity.</p>
<p>The soda tax bill offers a means for raising money to reduce obesity, but it does not say how the goal would be achieved. There is a need for a concrete plan of action, one that would give us confidence that the goal would be achieved.</p>
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It is good to see that the state's Department of Health and the state Legislature are giving attention to the issue of overweight, especially its more extreme form, obesity.

The soda tax bill offers a means for raising money to reduce obesity, but it does not say how the goal would be achieved. There is a need for a concrete plan of action, one that would give us confidence that the goal would be achieved. Login for more...



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