The print and electronic media is full of reports, studies which highlight that how soft drinks can influence a person’s health. So why not stop their production? Isn't prevention better than cure?
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You are absolutely right but tobacco & alcohol are supposed to be for the consumption of Adults, whereas the soft drinks are gulped by kids from an early age !!
There are unfortunately many people who are underaged here in the US who do various drugs and consume alcohol. This is another example of how bans don't always accomplish what they were intended to.
Here we are not supposed to ban things. If we do it is supposed to be for very very good reasons. To ban something is to deny a freedom that was there before. That requires more than "over consumption can be bad for you". Not governments job.
I agree Ericdierker. Many people in the US are just not very informed about what they consume and don't even care. It's their right to have bad teeth and ill health due to their lack of concern about what they are consuming.
"kids" are attracted to products allegedly geared for adults. The more Taboo something is, the more teens go for it....unless there's been a massive shift in teen-behavior in the last 10 minutes. Also, I have many adult friends addicted to sodas!!