Pros And Cons Of Soda Showdown

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Did you know Americans spent $76 billion on sugary drinks in 2013? Teens today drink too much soda and sugary drinks on a daily basis. The article, “Soda Showdown”, written by Rebecca Zissou presents two perspectives about taxing sugary drinks.
One perspective about taxing sugary drinks is there should be a tax. First, too much sugar from sugary drinks or soda can lead to health problems. For example, it can cause obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay. Second, the taxes they’re collecting will help pay for health programs. These health programs can help tell people about the diseases that can harm people, and raise awareness about how sugary drinks can harm people. Robert Lustig a pediatrician says that ”Sugar sweetened
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