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    Fat Tax Introduced.

    Denmark taxes fatty products - Telegraph





    "The move may increase pressure for a similar tax in the UK, which suffers from the highest levels of obesity in Europe. Starting from this Saturday, Danes will pay an extra 30p on each pack of butter, 8p on a pack of crisps, and an extra 13p on a pound of mince, as a result of the tax.

    The tax is expected to raise about 2.2bn Danish Krone (140m), and cut consumption of saturated fat by close to 10pc, and butter consumption by 15pc.

    "It's the first ever fat-tax," said Mike Rayner, Director of Oxford University's Health Promotion Research Group, who has long campaigned for taxes on unhealthy foods.
    "It's very interesting. We haven't had any practical examples before. Now we will be able to see the effects for real." The tax will be levied at 2.5 per Kg of saturated fat and will be levied at the point of sale from wholesalers to retailers.

    Hungary at the start of this month imposed a tax is on all packaged foods containing unhealthy levels of sugar, salt, and carbohydrates, as well as products containing more than 20 milligrams of caffeine per 100 milliliters of the product.

    Less than 10pc of Danes are clinically obese, putting them slightly below the European average. But researchers at Denmark's Institute for Food and Economic estimate that close to 4pc of the country's premature deaths are a result of excess consumption of saturated fats. For Britain, where more than 20pc of the population is obese, the number will be considerably higher.

    A 2007 study by Mr Rayner's group concluded that a combination of taxes on healthy foods and tax breaks on fruit and vegetables could save 3,200 lives a year in the UK.
    Health Minister Andrew Lansley has up until now resisted calls for taxes on unhealthy foods, but Mr Rayner said they were the only credible way to combat Britain's obesity problem.

    "I think we're going to have them in Britain whether Mr Lansley wants them or not, because the obesity crisis in the UK is such that we need to take more action."


    At last the greatest killer to the human race gets recognition.

    Will they place pictures of dead or obese people on all the wrappers/containers? Will people, if over "the norm" be taxed?
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Just tax them directly. No need to tax people like me and I like the food they are taxing. Just build a scale into the check out line. Way fat +15%. American fat +25%

    It would encourage fat fucks from eating so much anyway.

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    Will the US "fatties" get extra food stamps?

    Will the UK "Fatties" get an increase in their "dole"?

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    Sadly we are not passing those taxes, only in Scandinavian countries could it work. Tax is normal for them. Until the influx of weirdos from abroad the system worked very well.

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    I expect a whole new range of products with names like "I can't believe it's not Lard".

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    Lawyers standing in line for law suits globally. Class action suits by fat fuckers over lard jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    The tax is expected to raise about 2.2bn Danish Krone (140m), and cut consumption of saturated fat by close to 10pc, and butter consumption by 15pc.
    It won't cut anything. People will just pay extra for their vices.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    For Britain, where more than 20pc of the population is obese, the number will be considerably higher.
    This year the US came in 34%...you're catching up quickly.

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    At last the greatest killer to the human race gets recognition.
    I thought the greatest killer was war and cigarettes, but here it is from the WHO, not to be confused with the rock band:
    World Deaths in millions % of deaths
    Ischaemic heart disease 7.25 12.8%
    Stroke and other cerebrovascular disease 6.15 10.8%
    Lower respiratory infections 3.46 6.1%
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3.28 5.8%
    Diarrhoeal diseases 2.46 4.3%
    HIV/AIDS 1.78 3.1%
    Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 1.39 2.4%
    Tuberculosis 1.34 2.4%
    Diabetes mellitus 1.26 2.2%
    Road traffic accidents 1.21 2.1%
    Eat more Cheezy Poofs!

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    Admission first, i could do with loosing a few pounds myself.
    However i have seen the crap so many people put in their shopping trollys, its expensive convenience, unhealthy rubbish. I doubt tax will make that much difference though, these people need to be fitted with a pedometer and taxed on their lack of movement !!

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    fruit and vegetables could save 3,200 lives a year in the UK.

    Who gives a fuck about them really...........?

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    ^ Fruit and veggies?...Or the fat fcks?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Just tax them directly. No need to tax people like me and I like the food they are taxing. Just build a scale into the check out line. Way fat +15%. American fat +25%

    It would encourage fat fucks from eating so much anyway.
    This makes a lot of sense. Can never have too many taxes.

    Also put the tax on the front of the product. Fat clothes.. more tax!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Is that the front or rear?

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    The thumb might give you a clue, but whether you would stop to look is debatable.

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