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