A Brief Note On Taxes On Junk Food Essay

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Taxes On Junk Food Junk food is a favorite in this society. Fast food restaurants make it easier to grab food on the go. The greasier or sweeter food is the better. But junk food and sugary has caused many health problems. If there was a junk food tax, the government was target foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, foods that the main source is salt, energy drinks, caffeinated beverages and foods, and soft drinks with high sugar content.(Todorova, Elena 1.1-1.4) I believe adding taxes to junk food could help the decrease many health problem, but I will do more research before I make a decision. In America over 300,000 people are obese and that number continues to grow because the about of junk food that is being consumed. This cost the economy one hundred billion dollars. That more damage done than smoking or drinking. (Crowley, Michael 5) There are other health problems, such as heart diseases, chronic diseases, and type-two diabetes that occur because of junk food. Increasing the price of junk food, by adding tax, researchers hope that this will prod people to reject unhealthy foods. This will also encourage a healthier lifestyle. (Franck, Caroline 2) The population that are hit the hardest are low-income families. The reason, junk food is cheaper than healthier foods which forces low-income families to buy unhealthy foods. This makes them have a higher risk of obesity. Taxes should encourage them to make better choose with choosing what foods to eat…

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