Your View: Taxing soda not the answer for better health

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:37
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To the Editor:

I strongly disagree with a Connecticut Post article about the soda tax. People are still going to buy sugary products regardless of cost because sugar is addictive, just like nicotine, and some of the poorest people I know smoke a lot at the expense of their health.

Easiest way out if Connecticut is really interested in reducing childhood and adult obesity in the state is to not allow soda, candy and junk food as eligible purchases. We don’t need more state programs, we need restrictions on unhealthy choices.

Tom Tozzo

New Britain

Posted in New Britain Herald, Letters on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:37. Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:39.