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Soft Drink, Softer Belly

Pepsi's new ads aren't fooling anybody.


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Anonymous

Why do you make up statistics? Does it boost your confidence? Tobacco is still far ahead of any other death cause, leading Physical Inactivity and Poor Diet by 70,000. http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/30 Save everyone else, and stop making shit up.

Anonymous

Why do you make up statistics? Does it boost your confidence? Tobacco is still far ahead of any other death cause, leading Physical Inactivity and Poor Diet by 70,000. http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/30 Save everyone else, and stop making shit up.

Your Mom

The made-up statistics don't invalidate the main point (though, shame on you, anonymous, for not doing your due dilligence) - it's not a contest between tobacco and diabetes-causing high-fructose corn syrup. They're both horrifying, and both being promoted aggressively to the consumer public despite considerable health threats, just to make a quick and dirty buck. Sodas are obscenely profitable - at just cents per unit to produce, the profit margins are truly massive (particularly for restaurants and fast-food outlets, where fountains can water down the syrup and prices can be marked up even further). However, the true costs of these high profits are passed on to consumers, who are increasingly encouraged to imbibe these horrid potions. This doesn't just go for adults who "should" be able to control themselves (even this assumption is a tad asinine - there's no issue of self-control when people aren't clearly informed of what is and isn't dangerous), but considering that children are the main target demographic for these high-fructose corn syrup products (or their carcinogenic diet alternatives), we should be forcing regulations to protect them.

Your Mom

The made-up statistics don't invalidate the main point (though, shame on you, anonymous, for not doing your due dilligence) - it's not a contest between tobacco and diabetes-causing high-fructose corn syrup. They're both horrifying, and both being promoted aggressively to the consumer public despite considerable health threats, just to make a quick and dirty buck. Sodas are obscenely profitable - at just cents per unit to produce, the profit margins are truly massive (particularly for restaurants and fast-food outlets, where fountains can water down the syrup and prices can be marked up even further). However, the true costs of these high profits are passed on to consumers, who are increasingly encouraged to imbibe these horrid potions. This doesn't just go for adults who "should" be able to control themselves (even this assumption is a tad asinine - there's no issue of self-control when people aren't clearly informed of what is and isn't dangerous), but considering that children are the main target demographic for these high-fructose corn syrup products (or their carcinogenic diet alternatives), we should be forcing regulations to protect them.

mtension

I do not agree in banning the product to protect a person that should already know about moderation. Where would the banning stop? It just takes things away from people who can control themselves.

mtension

I do not agree in banning the product to protect a person that should already know about moderation. Where would the banning stop? It just takes things away from people who can control themselves.

drunken moose

more then alcohol? I don't think so, and even if it did the damage cost done by alcohol far exceed that of tobacco. And its a over populated world any way ^_^ good that some one is smoking

drunken moose

more then alcohol? I don't think so, and even if it did the damage cost done by alcohol far exceed that of tobacco. And its a over populated world any way ^_^ good that some one is smoking

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