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The medical and dental profession make a strong case that sugar is the cause of a number of health problems such as obesity and loss of teeth in young children which is costing the health service billions of pounds to deal with yet the government refuses to increase the tax on sugar.
Why ?
I can think of no logical reason.
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I can think of no logical reason.

I can, the conservatories only care about the old folk, so they don't care if the young 'uns die of health problems relating to sugar intake... Grin
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Not so long ago the Establishment were saying add the toxin called Fluoride into our water as a mass medication and it will solve the tooth decay problem in kids. Now the great thing is the demon sugar.
It should be down to parents to educate their kids about avoiding extra sugar in their diets and treats. Sugar doesn't cause obesity or tooth decay, it is excessive consumption of sugar and a bone idle lack of teeth brushing which is a personal choice which causes the problems.
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the conservatories......don't care if the young 'uns die of health problems relating to sugar intake... Grin

Of course they care about the young otherwise they would run out of oldies to care for Tongue
Oh...sorry. I just noticed, you hadn't realised that most of the young eventually grow old.
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Nah, they only care about the present oldies, the they don't care about the future ones, after all, the fewer young people who survive today, the fewer state pensions that have to be paid in later years... Grin
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@gleneagels IMHO the doctors do not have a strong  case, what about making fruit/veg/good food cheaper? what about cutting the cost of a gym membership? Its just another tax. And since when was sweeteners sugar? and do they still put fluoride in tap water to combat tooth decay?
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what about making fruit/veg/good food cheaper?

Fruit and veg contain a lot of sugar in them aswell (fructose mainly, which only the liver can process and when consumed in quantity (such as with High-Fructose Corn Syrup, or HFCS, which is a popular sugar replacement in the US) can cause fatty liver disease), with people feeding their kids dried fruit as snacks, they're basically doing the same as other parents who pour coca cola down their kids necks, despite their good intentions of feeding more fruit and veg...
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what about cutting the cost of a gym membership?

Open your front door, the whole world is your gym, you can walk, jog, run, cycle, climb, dig, build and play in it, all of which are free (or cheaper than a gym) to do...
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And since when was sweeteners sugar?

Not everyone can consume sweeteners such as aspartame, such as myself, in my case it causes severe and painful digestive troubles leaving me somewhat incapacitated and requiring there be a toilet within 5 seconds running distance...
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mass medication
Which I thought was illegal.
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Nah, they only care about the present oldies, the they don't care about the future ones, after all, the fewer young people who survive today, the fewer state pensions that have to be paid in later years... Grin
Are you sure there will be a state pension by then ? or at least a state pension that's worth having ?
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I use Sweetex sweeteners which do not have the side effects compared with those containing aspartame. it's available in powder form as well for sprinkling on fruit and cereal.
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what about cutting the cost of a gym membership? Its just another tax.

How is a gym membership another tax?  If you want to use a gym go and use one but why should this be subsidised by others? I belong to a gym and would be annoyed if other members were getting discounts.
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Are you sure there will be a state pension by then ? or at least a state pension that's worth having ?
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I'm sure they'll have it deleted by then, after all, screw today's generation by ruining them tomorrow, that's the conservatories way... Grin
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@artmo I meant cut gym memberships and sugar tax is just another tax. Not everyone wants to workout outdoors in the pouring rain or a cold harsh winter.
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@gleneagels IMHO the doctors do not have a strong  case, what about making fruit/veg/good food cheaper? what about cutting the cost of a gym membership? Its just another tax. And since when was sweeteners sugar? and do they still put fluoride in tap water to combat tooth decay?
There seems to be a fair amount of current research that backs up the medical/dental professions claim, by increasing a tax on sugar the money could be used to reduce the cost of good food & gym membership although I would be the first to accept that money raised in this way would not be used to reduce such costs.
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@gleneagles Tax hasn't stopped other evils though has it?
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The TV mini series about teeth the other week was interesting....http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p5v5f/broadcasts/2015/07
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