One of the sweetest ingredients in food is also one of the most controversial. Sugar has been a subject of quite a few studies, scientists recently claiming the substance increases the risk of certain diseases. Some countries across Europe have introduced a soda tax in an effort to curb the consumption of sugary drinks, and now the U.S. is following suit. While there is no nationwide tax on sugary drinks, several U.S. cities have proposed the measure, and Philadelphia recently became the first major city to enforce it.
Proponents of the tax claim it will reduce the consumption of sugary drinks, lowering obesity rates and risk of certain chronic diseases like diabetes; but those against it say increasing the price of soda will hurt local businesses.
We want to hear from — would you drink less soda if it cost a lot more? Vote and tell us what you think in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.
Yes because you might get thirsty
I think that if soda cost more, then we would drink it less since it would be more of a treat. Like going to a fancy restaurant rather than going to McDonalds for dinner!
No way, why would you drink soda for more of your money. It’s best just to stick with regular drinking water. #tomuchsugar
Yes I would definitely drink less soda because Im not paying extra for something I used to be able to get for less
No way! I will continue to drink soda if it costs more.
I would because it is bad for you and plus I don’t like most sodas anyway. ( I just care about the Gatorade!)
Yes because my health needs to be safer
Yes because I would want my health to be safer
I would drink less soda if it cost more. Water is better for you anyway.
Yes. I would drink less soda if it cost more.
Yes, because if the price is 2 or 3 dollars than I would get soda. On their hand, if it was 5 to 10 dollars, then I would get it occasionally. I don’t want to spend a lot of money just to buy some soda. It is good, but if it is 5 to 10 dollars, I’m out!
Yes, I would drink less soda if it cost more because I would want to save money. I think it would be ok to have a soda once in a while but only for a special treat. I think raising the price on soda is a good idea because it is also better for your health.