While the evidence continues to mount that taxes alone aren't enough to significantly reduce junk food consumption, the political prospects for passing a federal soda tax appear to be dim. Well, New York City has decided that if they can't tax your soda, they'll go after your appetite instead.
...New York City's public health officials opened a new front in their struggle against high-calorie beverages on Monday, unveiling an ad campaign that depicts globs of human fat gushing from a soda bottle.
"Are you pouring on the pounds?" asks the ad, which urges viewers to consider water, seltzer or low-fat milk instead, and warns: "Don't drink yourself fat."
Take a good look at that image, folks. Ah, the pause that nauseates.READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON GRIST.ORG