Your views

A su­gar tax would gen­er­ate mil­lions in rev­enue and save lives, the Prime Min­is­ter has been told. Her­ald read­ers share their views.

Weekend Herald - - View­points -

Lyn­ley Mar­tyn

Tax su­gar ab­so­lutely but use that money to sub­sidise fruit vege, meat and milk! It's too ex­pen­sive to eat healthy all the time so it’s def­i­nitely time the Govt did some­thing and this would be a won­der­ful so­lu­tion.

Abbie Burkhart

No it wouldn’t save lives. Like smok­ing and al­co­hol, the same peo­ple would just keep buy­ing them at a higher cost and go­ing with­out more essential items.

Jozefa Grif­fiths

There's huge tax on cig­a­rettes but it doesn't stop peo­ple who want to smok­ing. Even if they can't af­ford to feed the fam­ily prop­erly. So how is a su­gar tax go­ing to help them?

Gavin Cle­ments

As if we don’t pay enough tax on every­thing al­ready. Come on lady, get real, it’s just a frickin’ cash cow not a bid to save lives.

Bev Ritchie

How about ed­u­cat­ing the par­ents? It is up to them to feed and clothe their kids. You don't need to be a rocket sci­en­tist to know fruit and vege are bet­ter for you and your chil­dren. Why should ev­ery­one else have to pay more for su­gar?

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