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  1. Louise says:

    I respectfully disagree with that essay.
    In a reasonably sensible world, I would totally agree, but when people of all ages behave in an immature and irresponsible manner and when normal advice and warning are totally ignored, last resort methods may become necessary.
    When a large (huge) number of people damage their heath through abusing harmful substances (yes it is what these products have become as presently used) every one suffers socially and financially.
    If a sensible limitation of these drinks can raise such an outcry then the next step is to use the same rule as for cigarette smokers: increase the rate of medical insurance premium for people who abuse of the drinks. For those who have no insurance, conditions caused by abuse of sugary drinks will have to be paid back by doing community service.
    In the original democracy, the definition of “personal freedom” stated that the limit of such freedom is when its exercise impeaches upon the freedom of another.
    Perhaps schools should start to teach ancient history again.

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