Sheffield people split on fizzy drink tax debate

Fizzy drinks should be taxed, fast food outlets near schools limited and new parents given specific advice on how to feed their children properly to help tackle spiralling levels of obesity, an influential medical group has demanded.

Fizzy drinks should be taxed, fast food outlets near schools limited and new parents given specific advice on how to feed their children properly to help tackle spiralling levels of obesity, an influential medical group has demanded.

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SHEFFIELD people are split down the middle in the national debate as to whether fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed in a bid to tackle spiralling obesity levels.

Following a report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, doctors argued unhealthy foods should be handled more like cigarettes, with junk food advertisements banished until after the 9pm TV watershed.

Dozens took to The Star’s Twitter and Facebook pages to voice their opinions.

 

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