Over consuming sugar is unhealthy. Some people think that the government should take responsibility to control it. Other think that individuals should take responsibility for sugar intake.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The issues related to sugar intake is pushing people to think who must take initiative to control its consumption whether government or residents. The administrative authorities can levy a higher tariff on sugary products, however, I believe that people should learn regarding the negative effects of excessive sugar intake.
Increased tax by the food department on products containing high sugar is going to raise the prices of these products. Due to this, people will have to pay extra money to buy and, this will lead to lower sales and lower consumption. A recent study by MIT revealed that raising 5% of the taxes on any product in the market, a significant drop in sales can be achieved. What is more, the extra tax will increase the income to the government and this accumulated funds can be utilised in the healthcare sector. However, I believe that many people have still buy sugary products due to obsessed with sweet items and have enough money to buy.
There are those who believe that residents should make themselves aware of the diseases related to excessive intake of sugar. They think that unhealthy eating habits of people make them suffer from diseases and therefore people must quit the intake of products having high sugar content. For example, my friend who was suffering from diabetes because he was fond of sugar products and medicines used for controlling diseases stopped working and thus he pledged to not to take any sugar product. Now he is living a healthy life on changing his diet. I believe initiative taken by individuals have more impact on controlling the bad eating habits.
In conclusion, although the higher price of sweet products can reduce the consumption, it might not feasible to stop people to eat such products, and therefore, it is better if citizens are aware of their diet and their eating habits.