The average American drinks more than 48 gallons of sodas a year, which researchers believe is a major contributor to our obesity problem. To reduce your consumption of sodas, doctors, scientists, and lawmakers have proposed a "fat-tax" on sodas and other high-calorie drinks such as energy and sports drinks as well as candy.
What do you think? If you had to pay extra for soda and candy, would you think twice before buying it? A recent web poll of 1,000 people said yes--72% of them would think twice before buying it. Maybe that would be a good thing.