Express Your Views on Junk Food Laws [Poll]
Snacking on unhealthy foods is a known cause of obesity. The Harvard School of Public Health reports the U.S. spent $190 billion on obesity-related healthcare expenses in 2005. Similar to alcohol or tobacco, should there be regulations on junk food? The trend seems to say “no.” North Carolina recently passed a law barring obesity lawsuits against snack food makers. Plus, an appellate court ended New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg efforts to limit the sale of sodas to 16 ounces, in certain places.
What do think? Should there be laws to discourage consumption of fatty and sugary foods and drinks? Take our Lawyers.com poll below see what other readers believe.