Governments have taxed sugars for many years, because it has had many benefits. Some of those benefits are, drastically lowering obesity and diabetes cases, it would lower sugar consumption, and invests in government costs. Many people are against this, but they need to understand these incredible benefits, and the opposite would have only negative effects.
Firstly, taxing sugar lowers obesity and diabetes cases. Obesity and diabetes are very dangerous, much more dangerous than you might think, and are steadily growing in cases. Tax on sugary drinks raises prices by 20%, which would discourage people from poisoning themselves with too much sugar.
Second, sugar tax lowers sugar consumption. Yearly, one average person will consume 152 pounds of sugar, 3 pounds a week, and 41 tsp a day. With a higher cost in sugar, people will not want to buy as much sugar as this, lowering their daily amount to their daily recommended amount.
Lastly, sugar tax can invest money into government costs. You may say that an extra 20% is too expensive. But 20% costs of a twirler pack, is only an extra 11¢, and that 11¢ goes to the good causes. Ending this tax will give the government even more of a financial problem, when they already have a big one.
The government taxes sugar, because doing this drastically lowering obesity and diabetes cases, it would lower sugar consumption, and invests in government costs. Stopping this could turn a lovely treat (That can’t be beat) into the not so lovely enemy.