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Poll shows Americans want junk food in face of obesity crisis

In spite of the health crisis posed by the growing obesity epidemic, the majority of Americans oppose their junk food and sodas being targeted by government legislation.

Denmark to abolish world's first fat tax

Copenhagen - Denmark intends to abolish the world's first fat tax which was introduced just over a year ago. It also intends to scrap plans to introduce a sugar tax.

Will proposed 'fat tax' on junk food lower obesity rates?

In the same way as taxing cigarettes helped to reduce smoking and related illnesses, would raising the price of junk food by taxation - as Denmark has done - help lower obesity rates in the UK?

Who is in favor of a "Sin Tax" and "Twinkie Tax"?

The media likes to push taxation on the causes they prefer and fail to tell the whole truth. Are you willing to be punished [taxed] on what is called wrong behavior? Do you smoke, or like to eat junk food? Are you willing to pay higher taxes to do so?

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