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Should the government have a say in what we eat and drink?


If we allow our government to prohibit the selling of large and/or 'super-sized' drinks, are we then approving the regulation of ALL caloric intake on the basis of it's not good for us? Furthermore, if we allow laws based on health hazards, why is tobacco still being sold? Surely, the number of obese has grown considerable. What of the number of deaths from smoking-related cancer?

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Graham Gifford (alifeofdesign) 4 years ago

    Agreed, ChristinS, it is a difficult question that I've been thinking about for sometime now....I think that is a good thing. From the replies thus far, other folks are thinking about it as well. Thank you for your thoughts.

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    Attikos 4 years ago

    Yes, it is ineffective if reduction of use is the objective. That's a clue. Cutting abuse isn't the goal, it's merely the cover story. Control and money are what it's about.


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    Josak 4 years ago

    Agreed it's stupid that anyone would want the government to intervene in matters like this, on the other hand that is not at all what communism is.


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Growing Regulation of Food

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    Attikos 4 years ago

    Sorry. This response grew too long for a simple comment, so I made a Hub of it. Please delete this one. Thanks.

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Dr. Eve Riser-Roberts (thecatgallery) says

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