According to a recent study, charging extra on unhealthy food items will cut down their consumer demands and will also helps us in saving thousands of lives every year (MSNBC.com).
According to the researchers at Oxford University, charging extra on unhealthy food items will ultimately reduce unhealthy food items intake and thus helps in reducing the number of heart attacks and strokes.
This step can save more than three thousand lives in Britain every year. So a well designed fat tax can be a great tool to decrease food related diseases among people.
Higher taxes have already been implemented on Alcohol and cigarettes to help people live a healthy life.
With this the study also warns that some people might take this as an attack to their freedom and may have more effect on poorer people financially.