Persuasive Essay On Fat Tax

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“My son’s death is something I will never stop fighting for in preventing other parents from going through the same heart breaking tragedy”, said the mother of John Kaye who died from heart attack at the age of 10 due to being obese. Having increased incredibly in the past thirty years, obesity and overweight has taken over the lives of millions of children leading to extremely serious health consequences. Obesity is not only a life threatening issue but also a serious social, environmental, and psychological problem that affects people of all ages and groups. This has lead to the solution of placing fat taxes on unhealthy foods. In this essay i will appraise on how suitable fat tax is as a solution to dealing with obesity and propose better …show more content…
Generally stating, the low-income population spend most their annual earnings on buying unhealthy food taxes, and this is unethical since food is essential unlike cigarettes and alcohol .low-income individuals consume more fast food than high-income ones, and it is them who are at higher risk of various diseases. However with fat taxes in place this may change the lifestyles and consumption behaviours of low-income people who would be having several health benefits, but may lead to high-income people consuming more fast food from the typical assumption that the cheaper the food the worse the quality and the more expensive the food the better its quality is. Last point that may show how fat tax may not be the best solution to this problem is that fact that like many other taxes, this tax puts both the seller and the producer in the worse position. In case of the seller, he would need to transfer sections of his trade benefit to the government as tax revenues, therefore the seller may provide and supply food less than …show more content…
These actions need to be taken place in several ways of approach from different setting, many stockholders, and at many required levels in order to prove a much healthier environment. These include schools where education is provided to individuals regarding obesity and its preventions, community where effective behaviour changes make occur, and several changes within agriculture, food manufacturers, and the public. If all these sectors work together, we may end up with not only a world changing result but also a history made solution to this phenomenon. Several studies have demonstrated that an ideal, desirable, universal and understanding status of the society starting with the government itself then the food companies, supermarkets and restaurants, employers along with message that is sent to the public through media, different organisations, and then of course come the educators at and last but not least health care centres. All of these individual sectors, when worked together in unison will lead to a life changing movement again obesity and its

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