Boffins want to take away our pop
Step away from the Tizer, lardasses – the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges today pronounced that fizzy drinks are so injurious to health they should be heavily taxed and treated with the same caution as cigarettes.
Over a quarter of adults in the UK are jolly fat people obese, and in order to deal with the crisis, the Academy, (which represents nearly every doctor in the UK) are suggesting strict measures on unhealthy foods.
As well as a 20% increase on sugary drinks, they also suggest an advertising ban on foods high in fat, sugar and salt before 9pm.
The report’s author Professor Terence Stephenson attacked soft drinks for being ‘just water and sugar’ and that a tax was needed to ‘encourage people to drink more healthy drinks.’
But Terry Jones (no, not that one) of the Food and Drink Federation, said the report ‘seems to be a damp squib and to add little to an important debate.’
Does a tax make sense, or does it just make you really fancy a can of Relentless and a bag of Wotsits?