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Lean On Life Encourages a New “Fat Tax” to Help Defeat Obesity
Date:4/24/2013

tes it to a cigarette or alcohol tax. “Just as a cigarette tax was implemented to discourage people from smoking and to alleviate the health care burden of smokers, a fat tax can have similar effects for obesity,” he says.

“Critics have said that a fat tax takes away their freedoms; that it’s the government telling us what to eat, but that’s not true.” Brodsky says. “With a fat tax, people are free to eat whatever they want, even unhealthy junk food. Those habits will just come at a cost.”

That cost, as Brodsky says, should be covered by people who have unhealthy behaviors that put a strain on the health care system. “If people choose to live a lifestyle that leads them to develop serious, preventable diseases, then I think it’s reasonable to ask them to pay a premium for that lifestyle.”

Lean On Life is a healthy lifestyle website that provides expert-driven knowledge from doctors, nutritionists, fitness trainers and life coaches. The site takes a hands-on approach to making weight-loss, healthy eating and fitness a simple achievable lifestyle change.

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