Vote: Would You Drink Less Soda If It Cost a Lot More?

By Tonka Dobreva 02.13.2017 interact

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.

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  1. Mario Padron Jake Paul

    Yes it would cost more for drinks when there is water

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