From time to time we share articles and columns about issues of importance to the non-alcoholic beverage industry.  We recently came across this letter to the editor in the Cambridge Chronicle from a reader who makes a really good point in opposition to soda taxes. The author writes:

“When will people take responsibility for themselves, their diet and their health and not depend on the government to decide what they should and should not eat? I agree that obesity and the related health problems of diabetes and hypertension are major health problems in this country, which has a vast impact on the cost of healthcare, however, I don’t see how a state policy or proposed tax on soda will fight obesity in this country.”

Well said.  You can check out the full letter by clicking here.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter.