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  •  This is the kind of thinking (8+ / 0-)

    the tobacco industry loves. And boy, do they ever wish we'd stop calling them out and concentrate on other things. Instead, while not banning cigarettes, we've legislated a battery of laws to fight their harmful effects.

    Sugar is every bit as addictive as nicotine, and at least most children are not smoking a pack or two a day. But many children are drinking and eating the equivalent of sugar.

    Pat head, rub tummy. It's not impossible. The discussion regarding sugar needs to be had, and greatly impacts our health care systems, something you suggest matters enough to be important.

    Not to mention, boy do I dislike the idea of backing down on something because the right wing will run with it if we decide to fight it.  

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:44:53 AM PDT

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