Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"Ms. Harris’s problem was not that she drank Coke"

Have one Coke... not twenty-eight!

National Post's Marni Soupcoff nails it. 

At the end of the day, one of the few health tenets that can be relied upon through the trends, the studies and the ages is “everything in moderation.” Ms. Harris’s death is much more a reminder of that simple, but wise, principle than it is an indictment of the soft drink industry.
But oh, it's so much easier to compare the makers of Coca-Cola to "drug dealers" (I kid you not) and to demand warning labels on pop cans (DO NOT DRINK MORE THAN 28 OF THESE PER DAY" and (quite possibly sometime in the dystopic future), lawsuits against Big Soda. 

Mrs. B, should we just give up and start a "People are tragically imprudent and unwilling to take responsibility for their own lousy decisions" category? 

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