@DeathByVisualStudio: I would prefer to see a tax on 'unhealthy' products at point of sale (which in fact we have in the UK on cigarettes and alcohol), but the problem is that the tax raised is not ring-fenced for health costs. In the UK all tax goes into the Treasury's single income bucket, and then Treasury then decide how to spend it; they may spend it on bailing out banks, or more doomed defense projects rather than on the areas that the original politicians intended when they passed the law.

Herbie