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Old 03-07-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Six thousand deaths over the last decade could have been avoided if Americans drank less soda and sugary beverages, according to an analysis from the University of California, San Francisco.

The analysis found that America's growing sweet drink addiction has taken a hefty toll through health outcomes such as heart disease and diabetes and via higher health care costs.

Study: Sugary Drinks Lead to Early Grave - ABC News
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:01 PM
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It is quite possible to have carbonated beverages that you make at home that are FAR more healthy. I'm in the process of writing a pamphlet/book on this.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Here we go! We smokers told you it wouldn't stop with cigarettes!

What comes next after sodas?
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: NoVA
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Here we go! We smokers told you it wouldn't stop with cigarettes!

What comes next after sodas?
Isn't it high-fructose corn syrup that is the new Satan? I personally think that 2% milk will be vilified next.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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so basically, the government wants to tax us for drinking soda...
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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Wants to? I know that Indiana's government already does, and has done so for many years. Carbonated beverages are subject to a tax that non-carbonated beverages don't have.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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so basically, the government wants to tax us for drinking soda...

Why not? They got away with wringing every spare dollar they could get out of smokers. And a good many here supported that and still do.

Well....it's y'alls turn to pay up now! The Genie is out of the bottle and can't be put back.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Isn't it high-fructose corn syrup that is the new Satan? I personally think that 2% milk will be vilified next.

You do know that "2% milk" you see on store shelves should be more properly called "milk derived liquid containing 2% of fat"
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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$65 billions are being spent on soft drinks across USA each year. Organic foods net 20 billions. It's a HUGE industry with huge power. My personal contributions are $20 max, it's relative peanuts compared with $850 per household per year for the consumption of soft drinks. I don't make any conscious efforts not to drink, it's just at some point all that soft drink bonanza stopped exciting my taste buds, now it taste like "sugary" swill, no pleasure at all.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Ha...luckily I am allergic to soda. No tax for me!
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