Thursday, January 07, 2010

Poll: Most Oppose Tax on Junk Food

"Most Americans want to lose weight, a new CBS News poll finds – but they do not favor a tax on junk food and do not believe that such a tax would help lower obersity. "

Note: Recent research from George Mason University indicates that the tax rate required to have significant impact on obesity would be in the 1200 percent range, and even if taxes eliminated (in this case soda) consumption, the impact on obesity would be very small.

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