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Regulate Sugar Like Alcohol: Yes or No?
Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, say that excess sugar is so bad for us that it should be regulated like alcohol or tobacco here in the U. S.

Check out the story and give us your opinion.
butterflygarden responded:
Absolutely NOT!

Regulating Sugar = Taxing Sugar = Paying more for EVERYTHING

That is just what we need in this economy.

When will we start making each individual responsible for his or her own life choices? What's next...sugar becomes almost a drug with kids standing in alleys trying to score some Sweet Tarts?

I'm sorry, but this really makes me mad.

iocasta responded:
Good luck with that one. Too much water is also toxic.
bobby75703 replied to butterflygarden's response:
I never buy it and I avoid it anyway.
flutetooter responded:
Sticking your elbow down your ear can be harmful also, but doesn't need tax dollars to regulate.
rohvannyn responded:
More legislation means more cost and more waste for everyone. Meaning people have to work harder to keep their heads above water and have less time to learn about healthy eating and get outside and exercise. Everyone is responsible for themselves, no need to add to the burden. I stopped buying sugar and sugary food anyway! Without legislation, but because it wasn't good for me. Same with alcohol. My house is now smoke free and alcohol free as well, and that only happened after the stress levels of having to work too hard went down and we started caring whether we wanted to live or die. Not because of taxes.
iocasta replied to flutetooter's response:
Actually, I would pay good money to see that.
billm57 responded:
stop the insanity - whats really worse than sugar is most of the sugar substitutes - give me a break - what next - regulate the air we breathe
billm57 responded:
also - alcohol drug and tobacco regulation - FAIL
pawlayer responded:
No. We have to use common sense.
1dazygal responded:
Ok this is such a silly question I'm not going to reply about the sugar.

I will say that the other two products are not controlled or we wouldn't have 12 year olds addicted to both substances.

People have to be responsible for choices at any age.

I'm sick of this "I'm entitled" mantra sweeping America.
Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Regulations...or in this case, over-regulation...does not change behavior.

We need to EDUCATE, not REGULATE.

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